Top 10 similar words or synonyms for proto_polynesian

proto_oceanic    0.805126

proto_malayo_polynesian    0.801748

proto_austronesian    0.797737

pohnpeic    0.756355

proto_athabaskan    0.754420

reconstructed_proto    0.740004

proto_hlai    0.734164

chuukic    0.730592

mortlockese    0.726750

pingelapese    0.725578

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Proto-Polynesian language The phonology of Proto-Polynesian is very simple, with 13 consonants and 5 vowels. Note that *"q" in Proto-Polynesian most probably was a glottal stop [].
Proto-Polynesian language Proto-Polynesian (abbreviated PPn) is the hypothetical proto-language from which all the modern Polynesian languages descend. Historical linguists have reconstructed the language using the comparative method, in much the same manner as with Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Uralic. This same method has also been used to support the archaeological and ethnographic evidence which indicates that the ancestral homeland of the people who spoke Proto-Polynesian was in the vicinity of Tonga, Samoa, and nearby islands.
Proto-Polynesian language Proto-Polynesian had five simple vowels, , with no length distinction. In a number of daughter languages, successive sequences of vowels came together to produce long vowels and diphthongs, and in some languages these sounds later became phonemic.
Proto-Polynesian language The following is a table of some sample vocabulary as it is represented orthographically in various languages. All instances of <> represent a glottal stop, IPA . All instances of 'ng' and Samoan 'g' represent the single phoneme . The letters 'r' in all cases represents voiced alveolar tap , not .
Proto-Austronesian language Below are colors in reconstructed Proto-Austronesian, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, Proto-Oceanic, and Proto-Polynesian. The first three have been reconstructed by Robert Blust, while the Proto-Polynesian words given below were reconstructed by Andrew Pawley. Proto-Polynesian displays many innovations not found in the other proto-languages.
Proto-Austronesian language Below are reconstructed Proto-Austronesian, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, Proto-Oceanic, and Proto-Polynesian numbers from the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database.
Proto-Austronesian language Below are reconstructed Proto-Austronesian, Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, Proto-Oceanic, and Proto-Polynesian verbs from the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database.
Lani (heaven) Lani in the Hawaiian language means "heaven", and in some cases, "sky." The word is derived from Proto-Polynesian *"raŋi".
Kia kaha Linguistically, kia kaha consists of the desiderative verbal particle "kia", used here as 'an encouragement to achieve the state named', that is, to achieve "kaha" or strength. "Kaha" derives from Proto-Polynesian "*kafa", meaning "strong" or "great"; "*kafa" is also the Proto-Polynesian term for sennit rope, a strong rope made from coconut fibres and used for lashing canoes, weapons, and buildings together.
Proto-Austronesian language As Proto-Austronesian transitioned to Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, Proto-Oceanic, and Proto-Polynesian, the phonemic inventories were continually reduced by merging formerly distinct sounds into one sound. Three mergers were observed in the Proto-Austronesian to Proto-Malayo-Polynesian transition, while nine were observed for the Proto-Oceanic to Proto-Polynesian transition. Thus, Proto-Austronesian has the most elaborate sound system, while Proto-Polynesian has the fewest phonemes. For instance, the Hawaiian language is famous for having only eight consonants, while Māori has only ten consonants. This is a sharp reduction from the 25 consonants of the Proto-Austronesian language that was originally spoken in Taiwan or possibly South China.