Reconstruction:Proto-Malayo-Polynesian/siwa

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This Proto-Malayo-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-Malayo-PolynesianEdit

Proto-Malayo-Polynesian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : *siwa

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *Siwa via a Formosan language. The expected reflex is *hiwa.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

*siwa

  1. nine

DescendantsEdit

  • Balinese: siə
  • Fijian: ciwa
  • Malagasy: sivy
  • Proto-Polynesian: *hiwa (see there for further descendants)
  • Rotuman: siva
  • Tetum: sia