Protoform: KAI.8 [NP] Negative imperative, caveat

Description: Negative imperative, caveat
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. *kaua 'negative imperative', *koi "lest", *qikai 'negative'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Kai Emphatic negative particle placed between the negative adverb ina and the verb (Fts)
New Zealand Maori Kai Caveat, lest; do not (before statives). [Eastern Maori Dialect] (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Kei Caveat, lest; do not (before statives) [Western Maori Dialect] (Bgs)
Pukapuka Kai Verbal particle, sign of the conditional expressing fear ; Negative imperative, caveat; TAM marker: might (Sby)
Pukapuka Kei I don't know (expression of uncertainty) Problematic (Bge)
Tikopia Kai(se) Negative imperative (Drd)

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