Reconstruction:Proto-Polynesian/wai

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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 *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Descendants[edit]

  • Emaic
  • East Futuna: vai
  • Futuna-Aniwa: vai
  • Niuafo'ou: vai
  • Nuclear Polynesian: *wai
    • Ellicean – Eastern Polynesian
      • Anuta: vai
      • Ellicean
        • Kapingamarangi: wai
        • Nukuoro: vai
        • Ontong Java: vai
        • Takuu: vai
      • Tikopia: vai
      • Tuvalu – Eastern Polynesian
        • Eastern Polynesian – Northern Outlier
          • Eastern Polynesian: *wai
            • Marquesic
              • Hawaiian: wai
              • Mangarevan: vai
              • North Marquesan: vai
            • Rapa Nui: vai
            • Tahitic
              • Maori-Moriori
              • Rarotongan: vai
              • Tahitian: vai
        • Penrhyn: vai
        • Tuvaluan: vai
  • Rennellese: bai
  • Samoan-Tokelauan
  • Tongic