Protoform: LAGAI [EC] Raft, float

Description: Raft, float
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EC: Ellicean

*0 < NP *laga.1b 'afloat, buoyant'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Nukumanu Laanai Raft (Hwd)
Samoan Lagai Shoal of dolphins Uncertain Semantic Connection (Prt)
Takuu Laanai Deck of a two-hulled canoe or catamaran, raft; floating bier on which the ariki's body was formerly walked across the lagoon... (Mle)
Tokelau Laga/lagai Float (for holding oneself or a catch of fish near the surface of the sea; usually a block of light wood) (Sma)
Tuvalu Laangai Surf board, or any board or raft used to play in water (Bsr)

5 entries found

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