Protoform: MUQA.B [PN] Postposed verbal particle of deference or politeness (Clk)

Description: Postposed verbal particle of deference or politeness (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Emae Mua Particle making a command or proposal more polite (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Moa Postposed particle, please, if you don't mind (Clk)
Nukuoro Mu/huu Please (request) (Crl)
Rennellese Muʔa Particle following nouns and verbs, expressing doubt, uncertainty, hesitation and deference (Ebt)
Takuu Moo (Postposed particle) indicating a degree of politeness...Please, go ahead and, go on and; first of all (Mle)
Tokelau Mua Politeness particle, with emphatic effect, which generally follows the verb (Sma)
Tongan Muʔa Please; with your permission; if I may (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mua Please (postnuclear softening word, mostly used in direct speech in questions and requests, and after (e) ai 'exist') (Hvn)

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