Protoform: LAQU.2 [NP] Piece of yam for propagation

Description: Piece of yam for propagation
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*8 Note. EAS rau is not, as Marck suggests in his dissertation, an example of loss of *q, but from PPN lau.1 "leaf".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Laʔu Piece of yam used for planting (Bgs)
Easter Island Rau Shoot, sprout (of sweet-potato only) Problematic (Fts)
Hawaiian Lau Sweet potato slip or vine Problematic (Pki)
Luangiua Lau Single garden - pupu'u (taro sp.) (Smd)
Samoan Lau/fasi Part of a yam divided into pieces for planting (Prt)
Takuu Lau The part of the garden area where giant taro are planted by inserting a piece of corm into the soil rather than digging a hole (Mle)

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