Protoform: GAA.2B [CE] Paucal number marker: *(g,n)aa

Description: Paucal number marker: *(g,n)aa
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*8 Note: The fact that HAW and MAO don't share this innovation, plus the irregular form in TAH suggest that borrowing (? or a substratum) is involved in the present distribution.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Marquesas Na Partitif, marque du pluriel en petite quantité. Article: dual/paucal definite (Mtu). (Dln)
Niue Naa. Na (Sph). Sign of the plural, usually used for two, or very few, things, especially things occurring in pairs Problematic (McE)
Penrhyn Naa Definite article marking dual or paucal or small plural (Sta)
Rarotongan Ngaa Dual or paucal number definitive (Bse)
Samoan Na/i (Often preceded by ni) Several; some, a few. Problematic (Mnr)
Tahitian Naa Article: duel défini; pluriel défini prénuméral (Lmt)
Tuamotu ŋaa Particle of limited plurality; the several, the few (Stn)

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