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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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i

I

I (1st singular subject marker) - PCMc *i

‘I; 1st person singular pronoun’ - PMc *ŋaa, ŋau

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ig

ignore

‘turn away, ignore the presence of others’ - PWMc *fa-liku, fa-liku-ri-

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im

improper

‘bad, improper’ - PMc *pʷusa, pʷusa-ka

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in

in

‘at, in’ (with a noun base) - PWMc *lee-, law-

inclusive

‘1st plural inclusive possessive pronoun, of us, our’ - PMc *-ca

‘we (inclusive), us’ - PMc *kica

‘we (inclusive), us’ - PMc *kita

‘we (inclusive, as subject marker)’ - PCMc *Ti-

indeed

‘indeed (exclamation)’ - PMc *mʷaa

independent

he, she, it (independent pronoun) - PMc *ia

‘they (independent pronoun), them (suffixed object pronoun.), their (suffixed possessive pronoun)’ - PMc *ira

indicating

‘agentive prefix indicating “one who (does, is given to doing”) (like English suffix -er)’ - PCMc *li-

‘stative prefix indicating that what is described is an appearance or condition of being’ - PMc *ma-

‘prefix indicating having a variable, oscillating, or variegated condition’ - PMc *mʷa-

‘verb suffix indicating acquisition or ownership’ - PCMc *-ni, -na

infant

‘newly born, infant’ - PCMc *ka[wØ]o

inform

‘to inform’ - PMc *kai₂

inhabited

‘inhabited land’ - PMc *fanua

inheritance

‘inheritance’ - PMc *to[ae]

inland

‘inward, inland, ashore’ - PMc *loŋ[ao]

‘inland’ - PMc *raya₁

‘inland’ - PMc *rea₁ or *raya₁

‘inland’ - PMc *uta

inner

‘inner thigh, crotch’ - PMc *Saŋa

inophyllum

Callophyllum inophyllum - PMc *itau

inscribe

‘inscribe, tattoo’ - PMc *ciciŋi

insect

‘fly (insect)’ - PMc *laŋo₁

inserted

‘inserted, penetrated’ - PMc *[sS]ili, [sS]ili-fi

inside

‘inside’ - PMc *lalo₂

‘pull out with the hands from inside something’ - PMc *ra[wØ]u

insides

‘insides’ - PCMc *pʷurua

instruction

‘advice, instruction’ - PMc *fanau

interior

‘core, interior’ - PMc *u[sS][ou]-

interrogative

‘interrogative suffix’ - PMc *-Saa, mee-Saa

interrupting

‘to make an intruding or interrupting sound’ - PMc *kaka₂

intestines

‘intestines’ - PWMc *mʷata[ŋØ]ala

into

‘roll or twist fiber into rope’ - PCMc *kalo

‘come into view, begin to take shape’ - PCMc *piŋu, pʷuŋu

‘shattered, broken into pieces’ - PMc *ripi, ripiripi, ma-ripi

intonation

‘buzz, hum, make sound, intonation’ - PMc *ŋii

intone

‘to chant, intone’ - PCMc *ŋoro

intruding

‘to make an intruding or interrupting sound’ - PMc *kaka₂

inward

‘curve, bend inward’ - PMc *cipʷa₁

‘inward, inland, ashore’ - PMc *loŋ[ao]

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ir

ironwood

‘ironwood tree (Pemphis acidula)’ - PCMc *-ŋ[ei]a

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is

island

‘small, uninhabited island’ - PMc *anu[sS]a

‘lagoon side (of an island)’ - PCMc *mata-aro

‘reef, reef island’ - PMc *sakau

islet

‘sand islet’ - PMc *pike

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it

it

‘he, she, it (subject marker)’ - PMc *e-

he, she, it (independent pronoun) - PMc *ia

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