Protoform: OO.2 [PN] Yes, response to call: *(q)oo

Description: Yes, response to call: *(q)oo
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*4 POC *qo "yes; agree, give assent" (ACD). [Based on PN + Motu, Mono-Alu]

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Oo Répondre (à qqn qui appelle) (Mfr)
Easter Island ʔOo Contestar diciendo "o" (Fts)
Hawaiian Oo Answer, reply "yes", agree, say, talk (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Oo/re Yes (Clk)
New Zealand Maori Oo Call; answer a call by "Oo!" (Bgs)
Niue G/oo Answer, reply, holler (in response to call) Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Nuguria Oe Answer to a call (Dvl)
Penrhyn Oou Yeah! (the reply when one’s name is called); present! (this may be a reply when the roll is called at school) (Sta)
Pukapuka Oo Response to a call (Sby)
Raʔivavae ʔOo Oh; yes (Zpn)
Rennellese ʔOo Yes (Ebt)
Samoan O Yes, in answer to a call (Prt)
Samoan ʔOo Yes (in answer to a call by name) (Prt)
Sikaiana Oo Yes (declarative statement) (Dnr)
Tahitian ʔOo Réponse à un appel: entendu! oui! présent! c’est moi! comment? (Lmt)
Takuu Oo Exclamation of surprise Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tokelau O Yes (in answer to being called by one's name) (Sma)
Tongan Oo A familiar substitute for ko au in responding to a call (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Oo Oi (interjection indicating pleasant surprise or something quite unexpected) Problematic (Hvn)
Waya Coo Call, invocation; call someone to come (Ply)
West Futuna (H)o Yes (Dty)

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