"My grandpa is in the bedroom."
Translation:Aia koʻu tūtū kāne i ka lumi moe.
I am a complete beginner... but please intoduce variety. Houses have more rooms tha just a bedroom i kitchen. Whats the word for bathroom, for instance? :) Also, with all the repetition in this section don't miss the opportunity to practice other words - how about uncle, mother, etc - not just grandpa in the bedroom.
I used 'ma' instead of 'i' and got an error message. If, according to kelii, 'ma is used for 'in' and 'i' for 'to' then my answer was correct.
Last I checked, there isn't a "t" in the Hawaiian alphabet: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W ʻ. No T! Why is kūkū is spelled with a "t"? I get that the two sounds are interchangeable in Hawaiian, but it still confuses me why they'd use a letter that isn't even in the Hawaiian alphabet!
Because the language predates the existence of the creation of the alphabet. T and K were interchangeable and the missionaries kept only one for the alphabet. Yet people still use both. Some words like Tūtū are only ever said with a T, though. So the written form reflects that as an exception.
Yes, from what I've read certain dialects seem favor a t pronunciation over k. It's very interesting that certain words are only written with a t, though. Are there any other Hawai‘ian words that are only written with a t?