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Barry Garcia wrote:
>
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> >The historical connection between Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Malay is
> >far from disputed.

> I found a web page that compares words from several austronesian languages
> (some are: bunun, malagasy, hawai'ian, tahtian, samoan, maori, cebuano,
> tagalog, ilokano) and one thing i noticed is that in all the languages
> they compared, the numbers five and eight had very few sound changes among
> all of the numbers. I just find that interesting =). Anyway if you want to
> visit the page, it is at: http://www.alibataatpandesal.com/masaka.html

Always compare "five" with "hand"; it holds true in this case.
I think the table should swap rows and columns, though ...