Protoform: SAWINI [CP] Whistle; make a sibilant sound *(sa)wini

Description: Whistle; make a sibilant sound *(sa)wini
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*1 Cf. PN *sawili "blow"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vini To whistle by curling your tongue, and exhaling only (Fbg)
East Futuna Savini(vini) Respirer forcement en dormant (Gzl)
East Futuna Sovini Bruit sourd, e.g. de quelqu'un ronflant, ou d'une eau en ébullition ; sangloter (Gzl)
Emae Saavini Siffler (lèvres) (Rve)
Luangiua Viŋi/viŋi Whistle (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Haawini/wini Shiver with cold Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
Rennellese Saabini To whistle; whiz by (as an arrow) (Ebt)
Rotuman Savini To whistle (Cwd)
Samoan Savini To rejoice, as a young bird on the return of its parent with food (Prt)
Sikaiana Vini To whistle (Dnr)
Takuu (Haka)vini To whistle; insect species that makes a noise at night but cannot be seen (Mle)
Tikopia Vini Whistle or analogous sound... (Fth)
Tuamotu Haavini/vini Squeaking, creaking, smacking (Stn)
Tuamotu Vini/vini To warble on a thin high note, as a bird; cry plaintively; squeak repeatedly (Stn)
West Futuna Savini To whistle with just the lips (Dty)

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