Protoform: TEQE-AI [SO] Negative existential and pro-form; not exist, none, no

Description: Negative existential and pro-form; not exist, none, no
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *taqe.2 "negative", *ai.2 "exist, be there"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Leʔai Non, pas du tout (Mfr)
East Futuna Leʔ/ikiai see.:Not yet (Bgs)
East Futuna ʔEeʔ/ai No, not, non-existent. This may be replacing lee`ai (Bgs)
East Futuna Leeʔ/ai No, not, non-existent (Bgs)
Ifira-Mele Saai Not exist, not be; no (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Deeai No (Lbr)
Luangiua Seai. Seeai (Sar). No (Smd)
Mangareva Eai Négation de dédain: non Problematic (Rch)
Nuguria Te (h)ai, teai Be lacking, be absent, without; lose; no (Dvl)
Nukumanu Seai Be none, lacking; no; (or) not (Trt)
Nukumanu Seai naa Or (else) (Trt)
Nukuoro Deai None, no ___, nothing (Crl)
Nukuoro Deeai donu Positively no! (Crl)
Nukuoro Teai No, not (Crn)
Rennellese Siʔai No (often used alone); to be none (Ebt)
Samoan Leai No, not. Be lacking, absent; be none (Mnr). (Prt)
Sikaiana Heai No (declarative statement); to be no, nothing (Dnr)
Takuu Seai No, not (independent form); to say 'no'; nonexistent, absent, deficient, no longer; of no value (Mle)
Tikopia Siei No, not, without result (Fth)
Tokelau Heeai Be none, be not present; no (in reply to question) (Sma)
Tuvalu Hee ai Be none, or none left (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Siai, siei, hiai, hiei Not; not exist; no (Hvn)
West Uvea Siai, sia(ake) (Personnes, choses) ne pas y avoir, ne pas être (chez soi), être absent (Hmn)

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