Reconstruction:Proto-Austronesian/walu

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This Proto-Austronesian 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-Austronesian[edit]

Proto-Austronesian cardinal numbers
 <  7 8 9  > 
    Cardinal : *walu

Etymology[edit]

Any etymology beyond this reconstructed form is controversial. Sagart (2004) considers it to have arisen after Proto-Austronesian proper, and relates it to Kulon-Pazeh xasebatulu (literally five and three), but Winter (2010) rejects this on phonological and historical grounds.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

*walu

  1. (cardinal) eight

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-Malayo-Polynesian: *walu (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  • Sagart, Laurent. 2004. "The higher phylogeny of Austronesian and the position of Tai-Kadai." Oceanic Linguistics 43, 2:411–444.
  • Winter, Bodo. 2010. "A note on the higher phylogeny of Austronesian." Oceanic Linguistics 49, 1:282–287.