The audio sounds "mai" as mē with a long E sound. Is this correct? I would think it would have the long I sound as in Kai.
ʻOh, forgive.ʻ or ʻOh, pardon.ʻ should be excepted too. There is no ʻiaʻuʻ to make it sound as if I am saying it to someone. ʻOh!, forgive (me).ʻ
the word "mai" as a directional is the word that implies "me" . Likewise a sentence like Give me the pencil is "E hā‘awi mai i ka penikala." So ia'u could be then used for emphasis but is not required because it is implied.
The e in this sentence is more the marker of an imperative rather than the "hey" meaning.
When I translate this as "Oh, pardon me." I am invariably told that "You have an extra space." THERE IS NO EXTRA SPACE ... if anyone involved in programming this ever reads these discussions--please correct! It is irritating to be repeatedly told that you have made an error when you haven't.
I do not hear the single "e" in front of kala pronounced. Is it deliberately run on with the preceeding auē? Also, when in the comments section, the above phrase is not audible in Android. Other operating systems? 29Jan19