Protoform: KE [EO] Verbal particle introducing subordinate clauses; in order to, so that

Description: Verbal particle introducing subordinate clauses; in order to, so that
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*1 Cf. PN *kia
*3 PEO *(9)ke "suppositional, purposive" (Ply. 1972).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ke Infinitive marker: for/to, until (Fbg)
East Futuna Ke Verbal particle in subordinate clause, in order to, so that (Bgs)
East Uvea Ke Conj. Afin que, pour que (Rch)
Hawaiian E Infinitive particle used before certain infinitive verbs Problematic (Pki)
Moriori Ke Complementizer, subjunctive (Shd)
Niue Ke To (infinitive), so that, in order to (Sph) (McE)
Pukapuka Ke(e) Verbal particle introducing subordinate clauses, indicating a wish, purpose or command (Sby)
Rennellese Ke(e) Mark of imperative/intentive mood (Ebt)
Samoan E Frequently used to introduce an infinitive Problematic (Prt)
Sikaiana Ki Verbal particle showing purpose or compulsion Phonologically Irregular (Dnr)
Tikopia Ke Particle preceding verb or qualifier as infinitive sign or to indicate purpose; to, to be, in order to, may (Fth)
Tokelau Ke Introduces subordinate clauses, frequently indicating a wish, purpose or command (Sma)
Tongan Ke Conj., to (sign of inf.), that (foll. by may, might or should) (Cwd)
Tongan Ger The sign of the infinitive mood, to; also of the subjunctive or potential mood, that (Mar)
Tuvalu Ke So that, in order to (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ke Particle signifying a wish that something should occur or take place, or advice how something should be done; purposive particle (Hvn)
West Uvea Ge Conjonction marquant la conséquence ou le but de l'action du verbe principale et suivie facultativement du pronom sujet; morphème initial de proposition, marquant une éventualité voulue ou supposée (impératif, supposition, souhait) (Hmn)
West Uvea Gi/no Morphème préverbal marquant l'impératif sans pronom sujet (Hmn)

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