Protoform: QIKAI [PN] Negative

Description: Negative
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. ?? *kailoa, *kiisai
*3 PEO *t(a,i)ka(i) "not, no" (Ply. 1972).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Ikai (obs.) Non, ne pas; ce n’est pas cela que je veux dire (Btn)
Emae Ikai Not exist, not present (Clk)
Fijian S/ikai/ Negative (Cpl)
Luangiua Ai/make [refuse a request] Problematic (Sar)
Marquesas Í/ma No (in pronouncing the first syllable the tongue is thrust out) Problematic (Crk)
Niue Naa/kai, ai Negative (Sph)
Niue Na/kai Post-verbal marker of neutral yes-no questions (Sph)
Samoan Iʔai No, not so (Prt)
Tahitian ʔAi/ta Non; exprime la négation (Lmt)
Tahitian ʔAi/pa Négatif (adj); répondre négativement; (v.a.nég.) s'employait comme *'aita* (désuet.) (Aca)
Tahitian ʔAi/ma Synonyme ancien de *'aita* (Aca)
Tongan ʔIkai Negative (Cwd)
Tongan Iký The negative no; never; none (Mar)
Tuvalu Ikai No! (exclamation of dissent); not (pro-negative) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hiekhii Not, not at all (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hiekhii, hiekhiee Not at all Problematic (Hvn)
West Futuna J/ikai, g/kai No, not; is not; have not (Dty)
West Futuna Ekei Interjection, 'No!' (denying charge, or missing aim) (Cpl)

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