Reconstruction:Proto-Polynesian/ia

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This Proto-Polynesian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Polynesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *ia, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ia, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ia, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(si-)ia, from Proto-Austronesian *(si-)ia.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈi.a/

Pronoun[edit]

*ia

  1. he/she/it (Third-person singular personal pronoun)

Descendants[edit]

  • Hawaiian: ia
  • Maori: ia
  • Niuean: ia
  • Rapa Nui: ia
  • Samoan: ia
  • Tongan: ia
  • Tokelauan: ia