Protoform: TAHI.1 [MP] Shallow sea near shore or in lagoon, salt water, tide

Description: Shallow sea near shore or in lagoon, salt water, tide
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> PN *tai-tai "salty, brackish", CE *tai-pii "high tide"
*3 PEO *tazi "sea, seawater" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *tasik "sea, salt water; at sea" (LPO II:88,231).
*5 PMP *tasik "sea" (Dempwolff 1938).
*7 PBN *tathi "sea" (Lvy. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tai Water covering the reef (Fbg)
East Futuna Tai Shallow sea over the reef as opposed to the open ocean (moana); the shore as opposed to inland (`uta); tide (Bgs)
Easter Island Tai Sea, ocean . Océano, mar. Tide (Wbr). (Chl)
Emae Tai Sea ; eau salée, sel (Mlr)
Fijian Taci The sea (Cpl)
Fijian Tai Seacoast, shore Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kai Sea, seawater, area near the sea (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Dai Lagoonward, west (Lbr)
Lau Asi Sea, saltwater, a fishing ground (Ivs)
Luangiua Kai Beach. Lagoon side (Hbn). (Smd)
Mangareva Tai Mer avoisinant la terre, eau de mer (Rch)
Mangareva I tai Du côté de la mer (opposé à *i uta*...) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tai Salt water, sea (Krk)
Marquesas Tai Mer, eau salée. La mer qui entre dans la baie; le côté de la baie qui avoisine la mer (Dln)
Moriori Ki tai(a) To the shore; out to sea (Shd)
Moriori Tai Tide (Shd)
Mota Tas Sea (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Tai Sea near shore, tide; shore as opposed to inland (Bgs)
Niuafoʔou Tahi Sea Borrowed (Dye)
Niuafoʔou Tai Sea (Cct)
Niuafoʔou Tai Sea water; sea inside reef (Gry)
Niuatoputapu Tahi Salt water; shallow salt water lagoon (Dye)
Niue Tahi Sea (in general, or in contrast to moana, deep sea) (Sph)
Nuguria Tai Strandwasser (Ths)
Nuguria I/taki Auf der Seeseite Problematic (Ths)
Nuguria Tai Sea water; shore, shallow sea near shore; tide; (n.loc.) lagoonward, front of the island (direction) (Dvl)
Nukumanu Tai Lagoon side; lagoonward (Fbg)
Nukumanu I tai At/to the shore (Trt)
Nukumanu Lot/tai Depths of the sea (Trt)
Nukumanu Tai/uu Flood (Trt)
Nukuoro Dai Lagoon, sea, salt (Crl)
Penrhyn Tai Sea; seawater; tide (Sta)
Pukapuka Tai Sea, beach, tide (Bge)
Rapa Tai Sea. Salt water (Grn). (Sks)
Rarotongan Tai Sea, sea water, coast bordering the sea, tide (Sve)
Rennellese Tai Ocean, lake, saltwater (Ebt)
Rotuman Sasi Sea, sea-water, salt Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Tai Tide , the sea (Prt)
Sikaiana Tai Sea shore; to the direction of salt water (Dnr)
Tahitian Tai Mer, eau de mer (peu usité); locatif: direction de la mer (i tai); celle du lagon si on est à terre, celle de la haute mer si on est sur le récif (Lmt)
Takuu Tai Sea, tide, sea water; (used before placename) lagoon side of each island and reef, or the sea side of a high island; area (in the water or on land) to the lagoon or sea side of a location (Mle)
Tikopia Tai Sea, near the shore (Fth)
Tokelau Tai Sea, tide (Sma)
Tongan Tahi Sea, sea-water, tide (Cwd)
Tongan Mataatahi Sea-front, coast, shore, beach, from the standpoint of the interior (Cwd)
Tongan Tahi The sea, sea-water (Mar)
Tuamotu Tai Sea, lagoon water, the tide, the side of the lagoon (Stn)
Tupuaki Tai Salt, salt water, sea ("Old Tubuaian") (Atn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tai Tide ; the seaside, the beach (Grn)
Waya Taci Coast, seashore, sea (from the perspective of the land) (Ply)
West Futuna Tai Sea, ocean, salt-water, tide (Dty)
West Uvea Tai Eau; mer (Hmn)
West Uvea Gi/tai, i/tai Vers la mer; ouest; du coté de la mer (assez souvent l'ouest) (Hmn)

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