How do you know smart farmer is happy and not happy farmer is smart?
Word order. Hawaiian word order goes something like "Happy (is) the smart farmer.". The adjective (hauʻoli) being placed before the noun means in English weʻd insert "is/am/are".
What Douglas said. To say the happy farmer is smart, you would have to switch the first and last word.
If it helps some (because it helps me,) I think it in pidgin then write it to proper English.
Its all about word order, the adjective after the noun directly describes the noun. This smart farmer is happy
This is driving me insane. I've typed the exact correct answer five times, and five times it's been marked wrong.
What’s wrong with this!
I seriously keep writing "the smart farmer is happy" and it keeps marking it wrong. But the "wrong answer" screen blocks my view of what might be wrong - even though I checked thoroughly that it was right! Head-scratcher
"Hauʻoli kēia mahiʻai akamai."
I noticed the k in akamai is pronounced in the back of the throat, similar to German ch. Is this the rule, this speaker's preference, or just used in some words?