Protoform: MAMAWA [AN] Yawn (Clk)

Description: Yawn (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> TO *mamao, SO *mavava
*4 POC *mawap "yawn" (LPO V:300).
*6 PAN *ma-Suab 'yawn' (ACD).
*8 Note. The TO and SO forms do not agree precisely, but POC *mawap suggests that TO has innovated. It is tempting to see a connection with PCE *haamama.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Emae Mamava Yawn (Cpl)
Nukuoro Maava Yawn Problematic (Crl)
Rennellese Mamaba Yawn (Ebt)
Tikopia Mava Yawn; inhalation of deep breath (Fth)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mava Yawn (Hvn)
West Futuna (H)mava Yawn, pull in breath (Dty)
West Futuna Mavah/mava Etre essouflé (Rve)

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