Translation:Mahalo, e Kawika!
In the multiple choice version, the correct answer was "Mahalo, Kawika!", but in the free form section is "Mahalo, e Kawika!" Is the "e" optional, or is the version without it an error?
"e" should be required, since it is used to address a person by name, "e Kawika" and not just "Kawika".
Aloha, did you know that I am from Hawaii. It's really cool and I hope that you guys will have a fun time learning this language
E is used when speaking "directly to" a person, 'o is used when speaking "about" a person. For example: "Hello Kawika" would be: Aloha e Kawika. "I saw Kawika" would be: Ua 'Ike au 'o Kawika
Aloha, I saw Kawika. Ua ʻike au iā Kawika. The "ʻo" is a marker for the proper name found the the piko or poʻo position of the sentence.
(e) is used with a personʻs name when you are talking to that person.
Mahalo, e Maddie! = ¡Gracias, Maddie!
The Hawaiian letter W
Can the (Hawaiian letter W) be pronounce with the (English language letter V sound) or with the (English language letter W sound) ?
Or does one need to memorize the sound of each individual Hawaiian word with the letter (W) when we hear it spoken?