Whatʻs the difference between aha and wai?
- He aha Kēhau? - What is Kēhau?
- ʻO wai kou inoa? - What is your name?
Just to clarify, does aha imply the indefinite (he or a/n) and wai imply the definite (like the or a name?). Or is a subject/object distinction?
I think wai more appropriately translates to who, making the question literally be "Who is your name?"
This is in Malay/Indonesian as well ("Siapa namamu?"), a person's name signifies the person themself, so a person's name is a "who".