Protoform: IO.1 [MP] Yes

Description: Yes
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*3 PFJ *io "yes".
*4 POC *io "yes" (Ply. 1976).
*5 PMP *qio "yes; expression of affirmation" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Io Yes (Yen)
Anuta Iio Yes ("formal" or "proper" speech) (Fbg)
East Futuna Io Yes (Bgs)
East Futuna E/io Oui (Mfr)
East Uvea ʔIo Affirmer, dire oui (Btn)
East Uvea Io Oui (Rch)
Emae Io Yes (Cpl)
Fijian Io Yes (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Iore Yes Problematic (Bgs)
Luangiua Iŋoo Yes Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Luangiua (ʔ)Io (Exclamation of) surprise Uncertain Semantic Connection (Smd)
Mangareva Ia Particule d'affirmation Problematic (Rch)
Niuafoʔou ʔIo Yes (Gry)
Niue Ioo Interjection in old chants, praising something or someone Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nuguria Io/e Yes (Ray)
Nuguria Inoo Yes Phonologically Irregular (Dvl)
Nukumanu Noo Yes (Trt)
Nukumanu Haka/ioo Answer (v) (Trt)
Nukuoro Io Yes (Crn)
Nukuoro Ioo Take it! (Crl)
Rarotongan I/io/o Yes (Bse)
Rennellese Ioo Here it is Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan ʔIo Yes (Prt)
Tikopia Iio Affirmative, emphatic; yes; indeed (Fth)
Tokelau Io Yes (Sma)
Tongan ʔIo Yes (Cwd)
Tongan I´ö The affirmative, yes; the interj. ah indeed! well! (Mar)
Tuvalu Io Answer to a call (Rby)
West Futuna Ho Yes Phonologically Irregular (Dty)
West Uvea Io Yes (1774, 1860) (Hmn)

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