Protoform: IA.4 [AN] Interjection

Description: Interjection
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*1 Cf. PN *ko-ia 'that's it'
*6 PAN *qia "exclamation (probably of affirmation or confirmation)" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ia! Here it is! (Fbg)
East Futuna Ia Tiens! Prends! (exclamation) (Mfr)
East Uvea Ia Tiens, voilà (Rch)
Luangiua ʔIa Pardon! (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Ia/ua Here! (Wms)
Pukapuka E/ia laa At last! (Sby)
Rennellese ʔIa Here! Here it is! Take it! Now! (Ebt)
Samoan Ia Particle used to sum up what has just been said, or to indicate agreement with it, to emphasize what follows etc.: that's it, all right, well (Prt)
Takuu Iaa Exclamation made when giving something: Here it is! Here you are! (Mle)
Tikopia Ia Exclamation: here it is! (Fth)
Tokelau Ia Interjection: used to attract attention - here, hey; used by storytellers to indicate a new paragraph or phase in the narrative: so... (Sma)
Tuvalu Ia Sentence introducer: so (Rby)
West Futuna Ia/ma Interjection of surprise and scorn: 'the very idea!' (Cpl)

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