https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasJulien

Completed the Hawaiian tree!

Found a couple of errors in the last lesson:

Sentence: Aia ke kelepona ma ka lumi moe? The ACCEPTED response: "Is the phone IS the bedroom?" ("in" was not available in the word bank)

Sentence: Aia 'oe i ka lumi kuke? I was sure "lumi kuke" was a kitchen, and indeed it was, but "kitchen" was not available in the word bank. I'd guess I should have switched to the keyboard.

Mahalo!

October 5, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasJulien

(I should point out, by the way, that I know it's a bit of a joke to claim that I "finished" the 9-skill tree. It's more like "I finished the sapling!" But I at least temporarily have a golden owl in 'ōlelo Hawai'i, and this makes me hau'oli loa!)

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasJulien

Also: For a number of lessons with entries without audio, I was confronted with listening activities. I would recommend turning off listening activities until sound has been added to the whole course.

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RRVCAB
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I'm looking forward to more audio being added. Seeing the word and hearing the word brings it all together. Fun learning

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pinneleken

lucky duck!! i'm unable to proceed any further into the course ): the lesson won't load for me rip

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ikuusi

Just test out of that skill. That's what I did:)

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YotamGubbay

Me too!

Does that make me fluent in Hawaiian? /s

Seriously though this was a short tree.

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SnezanaRus

For those who finished the sapling: are you any wiser on the grammar (not being sarcastic)? I can finish it and make it gold, but I don't see a point if I don't understand bacis grammar - like wordorder, cases...? I can just do skills until I memorise correct order, but that's not the goal for me.

Any good links to help with it? I searched and found nothing useful so far.

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasJulien

I can try to help you where I can – on a sentence-by-sentence basis. Just keep putting in the questions on the sentences you find perplexing and Iʻll do my best to explain – to the degree that I know myself whatʻs happening.

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SnezanaRus

Just realized that you posted this :) thank so much my new best friend! I'll shower you with lingots!

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/M3ry4Nn

It's of Austronesian origin so the sentence structure can be manipulated slightly. As far as getting it to a T, don't bother. Getting the opportunity to speak olelo hawaii to a local speaker or someone from Ni'ihau is quite rare.

As far as your dilemma goes, your answer cost money and can be answered by purchasing a Na Kai Ewalu book. I prefer to use my Mary Kawena Pukui Proverbs, since its easier to get. Just remember that the sentence structure usually follows an x=y structure.

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ewan724092

Trying to test out also prompts audio questions with no audio.

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Abelon5

Have you tried reading any Hawaiian literature? Just curious about your reading fluency.

March 9, 2019
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