"Turn on the light."

Translation:E hoʻā i ke kukui.

October 15, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IpoKaheleD

The inconsistencies drive me bonkers. Sometimes "Turn on the light" is "E hōʻā ʻoe i ke kukui", and sometimes itʻs "E hōʻā i ke kukui." Both are correct but I canʻt tell which one is the right one in each instance.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

Both should be accepted, though the version without ‘oe is much more common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TRAPS3

Pourquoi le kahako sur le a ? Ou pourquoi pas ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

Le kahakō fait partie intégrale du mot. Il influence la prononciation des mots.

ʻā = allumé // hoʻā = allumer, faire allumer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harry213260

Why not E ho'a ma ke kukui? Doesn't ma indicate on?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

The word ma is used for location only. The light (kukui) is what is being turned on and does not indicate location. Thus, only the word i can be used before it.

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