Protoform: ANEI [CE] Interrogative particle (post-verbal)

Description: Interrogative particle (post-verbal)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Anei Particle indicating that a question may be answered by yes or no, always following a word or phrase (Pki)
Mangaia Anei Adverbial particle marking a question (Sta)
Mangareva Nei Est-ce que? est-ce ainsi? (Rch)
Mangareva Nei/ra N'est-ce pas ainsi? (Rch)
Mangareva I/nei Exclamation interrogative: oh! en serait-il ainsi? (Rch)
Marquesas U/anei Probablement, peut-être (Lch)
Moriori R/anei Or; perhaps; interrogative particle (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Ra/anei Giving an interrogative sense to a sentence; used to construct alternatives: whether, or (Wms)
Raʔivavae Anei Particle of interrogation (Stn)
Tahitian Aanei Particule interrogative qui se place après le prédicat sur lequel porte l'interrogation: 'est-ce que?" (Lmt)
Tuamotu Aanei Particle of interrogation, phrase terminal (Stn)

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