Protoform: KITA.1 [EO] First person singular pronoun (independent, affectively marked form)

Description: First person singular pronoun (independent, affectively marked form)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*3 PEO *kinta "first person inclusive marker" (Bgs.1965).
*1 PNP *kita "first person singular independent pronoun (Wsn. 1985); Malay kita `I, me'.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kita Pronom personnel 1sg Incl: "moi en personne" (s'emploie dans le langage familier et marque une implication affective du locuteur) . Independent and subject clitic (Mfr)
East Uvea Kita Je, moi (forme humble) (Rch)
Niuafoʔou Kita First person singular inclusive prounoun: "each of us", or humble and polite form . Independent and subject clitic (Tmo)
Niue (Ti)kita Pronoun, first person singular (rarely used) emphatic, boastful or informal variant of au. Problematic (Sph)
Rotuman ʔIta One, oneself (1st personal singular cardinal pronoun) Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan ʔIta Pronoun, first person singular (denotes self-abasement on the part of the speaker, together with an appeal for sympathy or pity) (Prt)
Tikopia Kita I, abstract, reflective first person singular pronoun (Fth)
Tokelau Kita First person singular pronoun. Special form which conveys an appeal for sympathy or pity . Independent and subject clitic (Sma)
Tongan Kita Pronoun, first person singular: indefinite 'one' -- I, or you, or anyone else; 'I' or 'me' in the language of politeness or humility (Cwd)
Tongan Gita The pronoun, I (used to answer to a question, or after a verb) (Mar)
Tuvalu Kita I (depreciatory); indefinite personal pronoun 'one' (Rby)

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