Pollex Reconstructed Protoforms

Level Reconstruction Description
FAGA-PARAOA Place-name
FAGA-SELE A favourite (and spoiled?) child
FAGA.1A Open up, remove
FAGA.1B Spread legs: *(fa)faga
FAGA.2 Bay
FAGA.3 To feed v.t
FAGA.4 Fish-trap
TO FAGA.6 Plurality (of animals); type, breed
FAGA.7 Temples; hair on the side of the head
FAGATUA To wrestle
FAGO Blow or speak through nose
FAGU-FAGU Nose-flute *(fagu)fagu
FAGU.1 Wax gourd (Benincasa hispida); gourd container
FAGU.2 Breathe, blow through nose
FAI-.3 Prefix deriving noun performer from certain verbs (Rby)
FAI-.6 Prefix to kin terms deriving (i) verbs meaning 'treat as, adopt as', (ii) collective nouns referring to pairs or groups of persons so related
FAI-GA Deed, action; way of doing; try, persist
FAI-GAOFIE Easy, not difficult
FAI-GATAQA Difficult
FAI-KAI Food cooked with coconut cream
FAI-MANU Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)
FAI-QUMU Cook in earth oven
FAI-REPO A kind of ray (Clk)
FAI-TAHINA Group of siblings of same sex
FAI-TAMA Be pregnant
FAI-TAMANA Father and children
FAI-TAU Gather leaves to cover oven
TO FAI-TOQO Medical practices
FAI-VELI Copulate
FAI.1 Stingray
FAI.2A Make, do
FAI.2B Copulate
FAI.2C Say, tell
FAI.3A Be, happen, exist
FAI.3B To have, possess
FAI.4 Cat's cradle, string games
FAI.5 Fight
FAI.7 Follow: *(fa)fai
FAI.8 Perform ritual
FAITITILI.* Thunder: *fa(a)i(ti)tili
FAIVA Fishing
FAIWA Skill, special ability, occupation, performance (Clk)
FAKA-.1 Causative prefix
FAKA-.2 Similative prefix: to be or behave like (with nouns)
FAKA-.3 Repetitive prefix (with numerals)
FAKA-.4 Quotative: to say "...", particularly with words for "yes" and "no"
FAKA-EA Draw breath, rest
FAKA-FANA. Re-heat cooked food (Clk)
FAKA-FANO Defecate after constipation
FAKA-FETAQI To thank

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