Appendix talk:Swadesh lists for Austronesian languages
As far as I can tell, all the languages listed here are Western Malayo-Polynesian languages. Does anyone have a problem if this page gets renamed to 'Swadesh lists for Western Malayo-Polynesian languages'. This would allow the entire Central-Eastern half (including Fijian, Samoan, Maori, Tongan, Hawaiian, Gilbertese, and Marshallese) to be represented in a Central-Eastern equivalent of this page (eg. 'Swadesh lists for Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages'). --Jonsafari 22:36, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
- I agree. The name should be changed, as all languages contained in it are from the Western branch, opening up the possibility for an Eastern representation. --Glokplopit 8 December 2005
- Actually, Tahitian is a POlynesian language, and thus from the eastern Malayo-Polynesian branch. And in fact, there is no western branch of this family as such. The term 'western Malayo-Polynesian' simply refers to the languages located in the western geographic region occupied by the family which do not belong to the eastern subgroup. There are a number of western branches, and not just one 'Western branch'.
Polynesian long vowels
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Stevey7788 07:50, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Last modified on 26 August 2010, at 07:50