Proto-Oceanic (abbr. POc) is a proto-language that historical linguists since Otto Dempwolff have reconstructed as the hypothetical common ancestor of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian language family. Proto-Oceanic is a descendant of the Proto-Austronesian language (PAN), the common ancestor of the Austronesian languages.
Proto-Oceanic (abbr. POc) is a proto-language that language comparatists — particularly after Otto Dempwolff's works — have proposed as the probable common ancestor to the group of Oceanic languages. Proto-Oceanic is itself an Austronesian language, and therefore a descendant of the Proto-Austronesian language (PAN), the common ancestor of the Austronesian languages.
The Gilbertese (Kiribati), Tongan, Tahitian, Māori, Western Fijian and Tolai (Gazelle Peninsula) languages each have over 100,000 speakers. The common ancestor which is reconstructed for this group of languages is called Proto-Oceanic (abbr. "POc").
Proto-Oceanic Proto-Polynesian (abbreviated PPn ) is the hypothetical proto-language from which all the modern Polynesian languages descend. It is a daughter language of the Proto-Austronesian language .
Scripts. Latin. Wikidata. Q141741. Proto-Oceanic is a reconstructed language. Its words and roots are not directly attested in any written works, but have been reconstructed through the comparative method, which finds regular similarities between languages that cannot be explained by coincidence or word-borrowing, and extrapolates ancient forms from these similarities.
Proto-Oceanic A proposed common ancestor of the group of Oceanic languages.
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Unlike Proto-Austronesian, however, Proto-Oceanic syntax does not make use of the focus morphology present in Austronesian-aligned languages such as the Philippine languages. In the Polynesian languages , verbal morphology is relatively simple, while the main unit in a sentence is the phrase rather than the word.
Proto-Oceanic (abbr. POc) is a protolanguage, which language comparatists – particularly after Otto Dempwolff 's works – have proposed to reconstruct as the probable common ancestor to the group of Oceanic languages.
Benwing 02:14, 20 April 2011 (UTC) . The information on Proto-Oceanic sound changes in this article is from Robert Blust's 2009 book The Austronesian languages.Since this is a more recent publication, it might not agree with earlier reconstructions done by other scholars.