[An-lang] Etymological query: Wooi [coŋ] 'give', 'make'/'do'

David Gil gil at eva.mpg.de
Tue Jul 7 07:31:00 UTC 2015

Dear all,

In Wooi (Western Yapen Is., Cenderawasih Bay, SHWNG), the word [coŋ] 
means 'give' or 'make'/'do'.  Neighboring languages have other words 
expressing the same meanings.  Can anybody suggest an etymology for Wooi 
[coŋ], or point to possible cognates in other languages?



David Gil

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