Protoform: LIHA [AN] Nit, egg of louse: *li(h,s)a

Description: Nit, egg of louse: *li(h,s)a
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> XO *lie
*3 PEO *liz(ae) (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *lisaq "nit" (LPO IV:375).
*5 PMP *li(n')t'a (Dpf).
*6 PAN *liseqeS "nit, egg of a hair louse" (ACD).
*8 Note. No NP language has /s/ the reflex of *s. No EP language with reliable recording has /0/, the reflex of h. TO is ambiguous as to *h vs *s so cannot decide the matter. As the palatals of the extra-Polynesian languages do not correspond very regularly with those of Polynesia (the oral/nasal grade probl
em), they cannot be used to determine the matter. So what was the PPN form, *lisa or *liha?

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ria Nit (Fbg)
Arosi A/rite Nit (Fox)
East Futuna Lia Nit, egg of louse (Mfr)
East Uvea Liha Lente Problematic (Myr)
Easter Island Riha Louse egg (Fts)
Easter Island Ria Small piece, small share (pedazo pequeño de algo, porción menuda) Problematic (Fts)
Emae Lise Louse egg Problematic (Cpl)
Fijian Lise Nit, egg of louse (Cpl)
Hawaiian Lia Nit, egg of louse (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Lii Small head lice (Lbr)
Lau Lite Nit (Fox)
Luangiua Lia Nit (Smd)
Mangaia Ria A nit (Chn)
Mangareva Ria Nit. Lentes; oeuf de pou. (Jnu)
Mangareva Ria Lentes, oeufs de pou Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Marquesas ʔIa (MQN), kia (MQS) (Atl). Iʔa (MQN) (Lch). Lente. Lentes de poux (Lch). Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Marquesas Pe/ʔiha (NKH), haʔa/pa/kiha (Ua Huka), pa/ʔiha (MQS) Ecraser (en appuyant); crush Problematic (Chf)
Mota Lisa Nit (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Riha Nit, egg of louse (Wms)
Nggela Liha Nit (Fox)
Nguna Liisa Nit (Stz)
Niue Liha Nit, egg of louse (Sph)
Nukuoro Lika A nit (young of louse) Phonologically Irregular (Crn)
Penrhyn Ria Louse larva (Sta)
Pukapuka Lia Nit, egg of louse (Bge)
Rarotongan Riʔa Nit, egg of louse (Bse)
Samoan Lia Nit, egg of louse (Prt)
Sikaiana Lia Nit (Dnr)
Tahitian Riha Lente (oeuf de pou) (Lmt)
Takuu Ria Louse egg (Mle)
Tokelau Lia Nit (Sma)
Tongan Liha Nit, egg of louse (Cwd)
Tongan Liha A nit, an egg of a louse (Mar)
Tuamotu Riha Nit (Stn)
Tuamotu Ria/ria Nit, egg of louse; eggs in general (Stn)
Tuvalu Lia Nit (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lia Louse egg, nit (Trn)
Waya Cile Nit, egg of louse attached to a hair (Ply)

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