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".
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!
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
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?
As far as I know, the Hawaiian letter "w" can be pronounced as either an English v-sound or an English w-sound. I read that the v-sound and the w-sound in Hawaiian are in "free variation", meaning one pronunciation isn't considered more correct than the other. I'm not a native Hawaiian speaker, though, (I just started learning it), so I guess it'll mean more if a native speaker could confirm if this is true.
Kawika is a Hawaiian form of David. David is an English name that is derived from the Old Hebrew name “Dodaveha” which means “beloved of Yahweh”. The name David is very popular because it is the name of one of the greatest kings of Israel, and one of the most favored ones too.