Protoform: LE-LEA.1 [EC] Speech of those possessed by spirits

Description: Speech of those possessed by spirits
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EC: Ellicean

*0 << PN *lea "speak"
*1 Cf. NP *lele 'possess (of spirit)'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Niue Faalea (pl. faalelea) Disorderly, noisy Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Pukapuka Lea Speak under influence of a spirit (Sby)
Pukapuka Waka/lea/lea A high-pitched call to a god following the lupe and followed next by wakatatoo, rapid movements (Bge)
Tongan Leelea Talking a lot, talkative... Problematic (Cwd)
Tuvalu Le/lea/ Speech of spirits brought back to life or of those possessed by evil spirits (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lele/ina Swear at, talk badly about, judge Problematic (Hvn)

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