"E hoʻomaʻemaʻe ʻoe i ka hale."

Translation:Clean the house.

October 9, 2018



Are commands constructed by "E+verb+ 'oe"?

October 9, 2018


"E + verb" is enough to be understood. "E hoʻomaʻemaʻe." == "Clean", as a command. "ʻOe" makes it clear who the audience is, and "i ka hale" shows what should be cleaned.

October 9, 2018


Would "Ma'ema'e" be the same? Why ho'o?

March 5, 2019


From what wiktionary tells me, ho‘o- is used to form causative verbs or verbs of acting. Ma‘ema‘e on its own means "to be clean, pure, chaste, attractive". When ho‘o- is prefixed, it means "to clean, to purify, to purge". So it has a more specific meaning of cleaning.

April 28, 2019
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