Protoform: MELE.3 [FJ] Speak with difficulty; clear one's throat

Description: Speak with difficulty; clear oneʔs throat
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Mele/mele/ Tousser et cracher avant de parler (Rch)
Fijian Medre Tangled in speech, speak indistinctly (Cpl)
Mangareva Mere/ga Entraves en paroles mises à un achat. Difficulty in speaking to one another on the march (Tgr). (Rch)
Mangareva Mere Encourager à ne pas acheter; se dédire, se retracter (Rch)
Niue Mele Hacking cough, clearing cough (Lws)
Tongan Mele To clear the throat gently, or to make a noise as if clearing the throat (Cwd)
Waya Medre Hard to understand (of speech) (Ply)

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