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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

Cognate Sets

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ec    ee    en    ep    et    

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

Chuukesee-, i--he, she, it (subj. marker) (before high vowel) 
Mortlockesee-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Puluwateseye-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Saipan Caroliniane-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Satawalesee-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Woleaianye-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Pulo-Annane-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Proto-Chuukic*e-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Pohnpeianε·he, she, it (subject marker)
Marshalleseyé-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Gilbertesee-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Proto–Eastern Oceanic*e-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Sa’ae-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Bugotue-·he, she, it (subject marker)
Laue-·he, she, it (subject marker)

— Cf. —

Kosraeanelhe, she 

PMc   *ecieci   stinging, smarting

see Proto-Micronesian *[fØ]eci[fØ]eci.

PMc   *ee   here, this near speaker

Mortlockeseyenear speaker 
Satawaleseyethis near speaker 
Woleaianyeethis near me 
Pulo-Annanyethis by speaker 
Proto-Chuukic*yee·here, this near speaker
Pohnpeianthis by me 
Mokilese-e, -ithis 
Marshalleseyéythis 
Gilbertese(nako mai) ee(come here) by me 
Kosraeanʌthis near speaker 
 (iŋ)-ethis, here, now 

— Cf. —

Lakalai-ehere 

PMc   *ena   this, that

Chuukeseeenthis (near person addressed and speaker or next to come up) 
Puluwateseyeen·this, that
Saipan Carolinianyeelthis close to speaker 
 (i)-yeelthis one (emphatic) 
Saipan Carolinian·T(i)-yeenthis one (emphatic) 
Woleaianyeelethis here near me 
Pulo-Annanyena [sic]this here 
Proto-Chuukic*yeena·this, that
Pohnpeian-εnthat, by you 
Marshalleseyeṇthat 
Kosraean(iŋ)-εnthat, those 

PCMc   *epaepa   lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float

Chuukeseepeep, epeepe-(n)lee platform, lee platform of 
Puluwateseyepeep, epeepá-(n)·lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float
Saipan Carolinianepeep, epiyep·lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float
Woleaianyepeepe, epeepa-(li)·lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float
Proto-Chuukic*epeepa·lee platform of sailing canoe, platform on side opposite to outrigger float
Gilbertese(te)-ebaebaa raft or float 

— Cf. —

Tonganepamats given to a bride 
Sa’aepa sito spread over (something) 
Arosiebato spread (as news) 
 eba sito extend, overspread (something) 
Kwaioebasleeping mat 
 eba aspread out taro dough for pudding 
Proto–Eastern Oceanic*qebasleeping mat  (Geraghty 1983)

PMc   *etieti   to peel with the teeth

Mokileseejjejto peel with the teeth 
 iji-rto husk (a coconut) with the teeth 
Pingilapeseesiesto peel or husk with the teeth 
 esi-r·to peel with the teeth
Marshalleseyejyejuse mouth to husk coconuts, strip off or peel one layer at a time 
Kosraeanesyespeel with the teeth 
 esyesipeel (something) with the teeth 

See also Proto-Chuukic *[kØ]aTe-i-, [kØ]aTTe-i- ‘tear or peel with the teeth’.

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