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"Ke kaikamahine"

Translation:The girl

October 5, 2018



Do compounds often change the consonants of their parts this way?

Assuming I understood correctly kaikimahine comes from wahine.

Also, is the first element kaiki- a variation of keiki or is it the feminine version?


Kaiki is not a feminine version of keiki. I donʻt know why the sound changes are taking place there, and this is the only compound work I know of where such changes take place.


“The daughter” should also be accepted

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