Protoform: O [PN] Possessive marker: of (subordinate)

Description: Possessive marker: of (subordinate)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna O Marque de la possession proche (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔO Marque du génitif: de, du, de la, des... (Rch)
Hawaiian O Preposition. Of. Forms part of the possessives (Pki)
Mangareva O Possessive marker: of; of the. It is used before the names of husband, wife, food, &c. Marque la possession dominante [sic] (Rch). (Tgr)
Marquesas ʔO. O (Mtu). Particule possessive. Les possessifs en o décrivent une relation de possession forte, inaliénable. Case marker: subordinate possession (Mtu). (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Oo, o Of, belonging to (used in speaking of parts of a whole, names, qualities, feelings, places occupied...) (Wms)
Niue Oo Possessive marker, rarely used. Of (Sph)
Penrhyn Oo, o Marking subordinate possession, of by (Sta)
Pukapuka O Of (Bge)
Rarotongan Oo, o Preposition. Belonging to, of. Used where the relationship is (or is conventionally regarded as) inalienable, part-to-whole, non-agentive (Bse)
Rennellese O Preposition, O-class possessive: of, in honor of (Ebt)
Samoan O Of (Mnr)
Sikaiana O Preposition marking inalienable possession: of, belonging to, for both animate and inanimate possessors (Dnr)
Tahitian O Possessif, devant un complément de nom, exprime la possession forte (Lmt)
Takuu O Poetic variant of 'a' particle, meaning 'of'... Problematic (Mle)
Tikopia O Of (in "passive" sense of intimate possession) (Fth)
Tongan ʔO, o Preposition: of (objective) (Cwd)
Tuvalu O Inalienable possessive preposition (Bsr)

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