"ʻAi"

Translation:Eat

October 7, 2018

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Margaret942443

How about mea 'ai

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ekela1

ʻAe, pololei (correction!). Mea ʻai is also food.

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EvanParris1

I wrote "Eat, Food" ('Ai) like it told me to. But i got it WRONG! WHY?!?!?!?!?

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EvanParris1

Don't mind me, just screaming my lungs out in Rage. :)

October 23, 2018

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

You gave both at the same time instead of just one. That is all.

November 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheOneTheYoshi

Gimme that 'ai right now

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TeuilaNaon

Mea 'ai is food, 'ai is eat.

October 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ekela1

ʻAi is also food.

October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cyril822949

Kaukau

November 18, 2018

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

That is pidgin, not olelo Hawaii. I believe its origins are the Chinese language.

November 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/eHsnT2nC

Ai

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshNoggle

Is there no audio for the Hawaiian course?

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseHowell2

I just got an update on Android, and now I get audio on some Hawaiian words (including this one). Try updating the app.

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kashakot

I am hard of hearing an using the app. Can anyone explain the difference sound wise between. Ae and ai?

January 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RyckRichards

Intersting... " 'Ai " is food and " Ae " = eat. Am I right?

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KumuKeahi

E 'ai = "to eat" | Ka 'ai = "The food" | 'Ae = "yes"

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kal-in

Yeah, and it's interesting learning this as a Māori speaker. The apostrophe seems to indicate wherever a 'k' is in Māori. Kai for food/eat and āe for yes! I think this is the same for canoe, waka and wa'a.

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cvictoria42

Yeah, Hawaiian had a regular sound change from Proto-Polynesian of /k/ → /ʔ/, as well as /t/ → /k/ whereas in Māori, the original /t/ and /k/ stayed the same

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ekela1

ʻAi is eat and food, ʻAe is yes.

October 11, 2018
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