Protoform: KA-NA.3 [PN] If (counterfactual)

Description: If (counterfactual)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *ka(a). :Verbal particle marking inception of new action or state, *na "past tense marker".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ka na If (counterfactual) (Bgs)
East Uvea Ka na Si (pour le conditionnel passé) (Rch)
Easter Island Ána Aunque; si (condicional); sino; cuando Problematic (Fts)
New Zealand Maori Mena If Problematic (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Ka [verb] ana When/if Problematic (Bgs)
Niue Kane Conjunction, past conditional, usually followed by mai: If. (Sph)
Samoan ʔAna If (counterfactual) (Prt)
Tikopia Ka If Borrowed (Fth)
Tokelau Kana If (counterfactual) . (used in hypothetical, 'unreal' conditions) (Hpr)
Tongan Ka ne If...were, if...had, referring to a purely imaginary condition or supposition (Cwd)
Tongan Ka na If (Cwd)
Tongan Cani If; in case that (used only in respect to time past) (Mar)
Tuvalu Mana If Problematic (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hana In case, otherwise Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)
West Uvea Ga na If (counterfactual) (Hmn)

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