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Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Formosan

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*ini negative marker: no, not

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PAN     *ini negative marker: no, not

Formosan
Atayal (Squliq) inipreverbal negator, usually negating past tense (less commonly present tense); negated possibility or a prohibition
Seediq ininegator of dynamic and stative verbs
Saisiyat inino, not
Pazeh inino, not (negator of verbs and adjectives)
Paiwan ininot do something; no!
  lʸ<m>a-inito refuse, say “no” (Western dialect)

Note:   Also Thao ani ‘no, not; not want (can be a complete reply to a question)’, Bunun ni ‘no, not’.

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iu

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*iuk citrus fruit (both orange and pomelo?)

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PAN     *iuk citrus fruit (both orange and pomelo?)

Formosan
Saisiyat iokorange
Taokas yoorange
Bunun iðukorange
  iðuk sulainpomelo

Note:   Possibly a loan distribution, but the sound correspondences are regular and suggestive of direct inheritance.

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Austronesian Comparative Dictionary, web edition
Robert Blust and Stephen Trussel
www.trussel2.com/ACD
2010: revision 1/12/2019
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