HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronounEdit

aʻu

  1. mine, my First person singular possessive, a-type.
  2. me (object of a preposition)

Usage notesEdit

  • The possessive form is used after negatives, numbers, certain prepositions, and after nouns preceded by an article or a k-determiner.

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SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronounEdit

aʻu

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

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