Protoform: NAQA.2 [PN] Lest

Description: Lest
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Naa Lest (Bgs)
East Uvea Naʔa De peur que, de crainte que (Rch)
Niuafoʔou Naʔa (Lest) (Tmo)
Niue Ne/ke Subordinate conjunction implying some counterproductive consequence: Lest, otherwise, in case (Sph)
Rennellese Naʔe Because, lest (Ebt)
Samoan Neʔi Lest, not Problematic (Prt)
Tikopia Na Do not; lest (Fth)
Tokelau Naa Negative imperative particle (Hpr)
Tongan Naʔa Lest, perhaps, in case (Cwd)
Tongan Ka naʔe fai, ka ne fai If it hadn't been for the fact that... (Cwd)
Tongan Ca/nái/fý́ To be sure! certainly! (Mar)
Tongan Na Lest; in case that (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Na Not, negative imperative particle often used before the TAM particle me or after aua 'don't'; TAM particle signifying irrealis (i.e. a distant or uncertain future, a possibility, something counterfactual) (Hvn)
West Uvea Naa De peur que (Hmn)

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