Protoform: LAU.1B [NP] Counting Classifier for flat things or some fish

Description: Counting Classifier for flat things or some fish
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Rau Thin, flexible object (Fbg)
Penrhyn Rau One, traditionally used for counting fish and turtles (Sta)
Rennellese Gau tens of mats, papers, flat things etc. Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Lau Particle occurring before a number of bases, most of which refer to flat and thin objects: blades, boards, sheets, leaves, areas of land etc. (Mnr)
Samoan Lau Classifying particle used with numerals in reference to fish large enough for cooking in plaited coconut leaf wrappings (Mnr)
Tongan Mate/lau "Plus one" in counting odd numbers of fish (7 and above) (Cct)

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