Protoform: -QI.3 [PN] Transitivising suffix

Description: Transitivising suffix
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note. This suffix is no longer productive in EP.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna -ʔi Suffix that derives transitive verbs from intransitive verbs (Bgs)
Easter Island Horoʔi Clean, erase, wipe off (Fts)
New Zealand Maori -i Frozen suffix on many transitive verbs e.g. horoi "wash" < *solo-`i (Bgs)
Niue -i Verbal suffix that can effect a valency change... (Sph)
Tahitian Horo/i Laver, nettoyer (Lmt)
Tongan -ʔi Suffix forming transitive verbs from intransitive verbs or adjectives (Churchward 1953:240)) (Cwd)

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