Are commands constructed by "E+verb+ 'oe"?
"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.
Is anyone else having trouble sayimg ho' oma' ema'e?
I usually try pronouncing it with a different consonant at first and the after I am comfortable saying it that way, I try to replace them with ' one by one.
hotomatemate --> ho'omatemate --> ho'oma'emate --> ho'oma'ema'e
That's a nice way to go about it considering the okina was historically a k consonant. For example va'a in both māori and rapanui is said with a k: vaka/waka respectively.
Why is "clean" such a long word? Is it a compound word?