Protoform: KOTE [PN] Chatter, talk nonsense

Description: Chatter, talk nonsense
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. *kete-kete “chirp, chatter”, *koto.1 “cackle”

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kote(kote) égayer, balbutier, parler une langue inconnue Borrowed (Mfr)
East Uvea Kote(kote) Balbutier, ne parler que quelques mot d'une langue (Rch)
Mangareva Kote Homme qui parle toujours et dont l'ouvrage n'avance pas (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Kote/kote Make a smacking noise with the lips (Wms)
Niue Kote/kote Speak thickly... (Lws)
Samoan ʔOte Scold, tell someone off (Prt)
Tikopia Kotee Babble, chatter (Fth)
Tongan Kote Talk in a foreign language, talk jargon (Cwd)
Tongan Cote Gibberish, jargon, chattering of birds; the speech of foreigners [including Fijians but not Samoans] (Mar)
Tuvalu Kote Speak English ; to nag, scold (Rby)
West Futuna Kot/kote (ANI) Cackle (Cpl)

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