Protoform: A [OC] Personal article, used before proper names and personal pronouns: *(q)a(a)

Description: Personal article, used before proper names and personal pronouns: *(q)a(a)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *a-te-.1
*4 POC *qa "personal article" (Ltk. 1985).
*5 PMP a\\1 "article" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta A Personal article (Fbg)
East Futuna A Marque de l'absolutif (obligatoir devant noms propre et noms commun au pluriel défini, facultatif devant pronoms postposés au verbe et noms communs au singulier ou au pluriel indéfini) (Mfr)
East Uvea A Personal article after ki, i before personal name and some pronouns (Rch)
Ifira-Mele A- Prefix to singular personal pronouns (Clk)
Kapingamarangi A Personal article (Lbr)
Lau A Personal article used with the names of males only (Ivs)
Luangiua A Personal marker (Smd)
Luangiua ʔA Personal article (Smd)
Marquesas I/a/ Case marker before personal names and personal pronouns (Bgs)
Moriori A Personal article (Shd)
New Zealand Maori A(a) Proper article before personal and locative class bases standing as subject and before personal class bases following prepositions ki,i,kei,hei (Bgs)
Niue A Personal article (McE)
Nukuoro A Personal article (Crl)
Penrhyn A Personal article (Sta)
Pukapuka I/a Personal article (Bge)
Raʔivavae A Particle of personification, occurring before the names of persons, of personalized or of named objects... (Stn)
Rarotongan A Personal article (Bse)
Rennellese A Personal subject marker (Elbert 1988:107) (Ebt)
Rennellese (I)/a/ Object marker (Ebt)
Samoan I/aa/ Particle which takes the place of /i/ before proper bases and pronouns (Prt)
Sikaiana A(a) Personal article (Dnr)
Tahitian I/aa Marque du complément (devant les pronoms et noms propres) (Lmt)
Takuu A Name marker for singular personal pronouns and names of humans and spirits, but not canoes. (Mle)
Tikopia A Personal article used before pronouns following ki, i (Fth)
Tokelau A personal article, used before personal names after the prepositions i and ki (Sma)
Tongan ʔA Introduces the postposed subject of an intransitive verb and the postposed object of a transitive verb (Churchward 1953:105) (Cwd)
Tuamotu A Personal article (Stn)
Tuvalu A Personal article (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako A Personal article... (Hvn)
West Futuna A Personal article (Dty)
West Uvea A Article marking animates. Special circumstances apply (Hmn)

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