Protoform: HAA.1 [EO] Interrogative, "what?", "why?"

Description: Interrogative, "what?", "why?"
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*3 PEO *zaa "what?" (Gty. 1983).
*1 Cf. PPN *hafa "what?".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta A What? (interrogative pronoun) (Fbg)
East Futuna Aa What?.EUV Aa. :What?, why? (Mfr)
Emae Aa What?, what kind of? (Cpl)
Luangiua ŋo/a What for? (Smd)
Niuafoʔou Aa What? (Dye)
Niuafoʔou Ko-te-a. Koteaa (Gry). What? (Cct)
Niue Haa What?, why? (Sph)
Nuguria Aa What? (Dvl)
Nukuoro A What? (Crn)
Rennellese Aa What? (Ebt)
Saʔa Taa What?, why? (Ivs)
Samoan Aa Interrogative particle, what?, why? (Prt)
Sikaiana Aa What? (Dnr)
Takuu Aa What? what kind of?; why? (what for?) (Mle)
Tikopia Aa What?, in what condition?, how? (Fth)
Tokelau Aa What? (Sma)
Tongan Haa Interrogative particle, "what?", "why?" (Cwd)
Tongan Coi/há. He-ha. What? which? why? what is the matter? (Mar)
Tuvalu Aa What? (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Aa What? Be what? (Hvn)
West Uvea Aa Quoi (Hmn)
West Uvea He/a Pron.interr.inanimé: Que? quoi? (Hmn)

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