"Aia ke kelepona i hea?"

Translation:Where is the phone?

October 5, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KiUlv
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I would have said Aia i hea ke kelepona?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoldenKBoo

Works both ways. But yours is more popular. I use "Aia i hea..." as well. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MojaveMama

Aia i hea ke kelepona?

is now accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drkm02

Can this be fixed and corrected


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StrixMalefica

Can you also say "ma hea"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DubhghlasJulien

Doesnʻt accept "telephone" for "phone"? Really?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsuj1g1r1

Report it, it's still in the beta.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsuj1g1r1

Is this "hea" the same "hea" in "pehea"?


[deactivated user]

    Yes, it is the same interrogative. According to www.ulukau.org Hawaiian Grammar, āhea "when (future)", ināhea "when (past)" and pehea "how" are derived question words from hea.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

    They are similar but the etymology of the two do not hint that they are related. Perhaps farther back in time they came from the same root but we do not have that info at this time.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

    I wonder if the UH Lexicon Committee has adopted "kelepona" to mean telephone as well as cell phone. Both seem like perfect loaner words.

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