Protoform: AI.2 [PN] Exist, be there > have *(i-)ai

Description: Exist, be there > have *(i-)ai
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> CE *vai

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Iai Y en avoir (Mfr)
Easter Island Ai Haber, ser, estar; hay. Exist, be (Wbr). Poseer, tener (Fts). (Egt)
Easter Island Aii/ŋa Estada, existencia (Egt)
Kapingamarangi Iai To exist, be present (Lbr)
Luangiua Ai Es gibt (Sar)
New Zealand Maori Ai Verb substantive, there was, etc. (Wms)
Nukuoro Iai Be (present), have, there is ___ (Crl)
Raʔivavae A/ai To have, hold in one's mind, recall, keep in mind; to collect, preserve for communication or transference Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Rennellese Iai To be, exist (Ebt)
Samoan Iai Be (with reference to location), be placed, be situated; be present; be available; have (Mnr)
Tokelau I ei There (is, was), be there (Sma)
Tongan (ʔ)I ai Is (or are) there, or equivalent to the verb 'to be' in an existential sense (Cwd)
Tuvalu Iai To exist, to be present, there is, there are (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ai Exist (and in 'have' constructions) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ai Exist (Hnh)
West Uvea Iai Se trouver là (Hmn)
West Uvea Ko/ai Que voilà [Heo Dialect] (Hmn)

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