Reconstruction:Proto-Polynesian/au

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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-PolynesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central Pacific *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

PronounEdit

*au

  1. I, me, my

DescendantsEdit

  • Hawaiian: au, wau, a'u
  • Rapa Nui: au
  • Maori: au, ahau, aku
  • Niuean: au, -ku
  • Samoan: aʻu, ʻou
  • Tahitian: au, vau
  • Tokelauan: au
  • Tongan: au, ou
  • Tuvaluan: au, -ku