Easter Island; The Rapanui Speech and the Peopling of Southeast Polynesia
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...1) the sole of the foot. PS Sa.: alo, the under side; alofivae, sole. To.: aofivae, id. Fu., Uvea: alofivae, id. Morion: arowa, id. There is such complete accord in sense, such an approximation to form accord in the Samoan as to constitute this an interesting problem. For alo the under side (The Polynesian Wanderings, 193) we find no such protecting form as may show the abraded consonant, if this were in Proto-Samoan a closed stem, unless it be this alofi. We note that another alo to paddle by its objective aspect form alofia is proved to be Proto-Samoan alof; and that 'alo to avoid ('alofia) is ProtoSamoan kalof. Apart from this compaction, and from the precisely similar alofilima the palm, alofi is found independently in the signification "to sit in a circle" and "the circle of chiefs sitting round a house," by no means associable in sense. In Tonga (with a dropping of the inner /, of which there are two excellent items in "The Polynesian Wanderings," items 327 and 355) we have aofivae and aofinima respectively. Futuna and Uvea have the Samoan forms alofivae and alofilima; Futuna has also alofitinae (tinae abdomen) in the sense of belly, and this I regard as sufficient to establish alofi and alo as full and abraded forms of one Proto-Samoan arovae--continued. stem alof. Niue, commonly pronounced in Samoan association, has aloalohui and aloalolima. Our Morion information is scanty, but if tea is the equivalent of rae, arowa is alovae. We regard the Morion as preserving traces of a southern ProtoSamoan migration to New Zealand. The fact that alo appears in Nuclear Polynesia (Niue) is sufficient to establish the position of arovae as Proto.Samoan material. aruaru 1 to pursue. PMgv.: aruaru, to run after, to...
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