Protoform: FAFA.2 [AN] Mouth

Description: Mouth
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> CE *waha.2
*4 POC *[pwa]pwa(q) '(inner) mouth' (LPO V:128).
*5 PMP *baqbaq "mouth, opening; speak, say" (ACD).
*6 PAN *baqbaq "mouth" (Dhl. 1981).
*8 Note. MQA fafa, haha, MVA `a`a considered to be borrowed from EAS. MQA ha`avaha, MVA va`a considered to be from *wasa which falls together with *fafa in CE languages.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Haha Mouth, entrance, opening (Fts)
Kapingamarangi Haha Mouth (Lbr)
Lau Faafaa Open mouth wide (Ivs)
Mangareva ʔAaʔaa Mouth. Bouche, gueule. Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Mangareva ʔAʔa/iti Manger peu (Rch)
Mangareva ʔAaʔaa/rua Personne qui parle autrement qu'il pense (Rch)
Marquesas Fafa (MQS), haha (MQN) Bouche, gueule (Lch)
Marquesas Fafá, háha (NKH) Mouth (Crk)
Marquesas Fau phor Mouth (Rbs)
Mota Vava To say (Cdn)
Nukuoro Haha Mouth odour (Crl)
Nukuoro Alo/haha Throat (of fish only) (Crl)
Rennellese Haha/nga Mouth (Ebt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Alo/fafa Mouth (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lo/haha Throat (Hvn)
West Futuna Fafa Mouth, mouthlike opening. Intérieur (du bateau), cratère (du volcan) (Rve). (Dty)
West Uvea Fafa/nga Palais de la bouche (Hmn)

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