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.
Both should be accepted, though the version without ‘oe is much more common.
Pourquoi le kahako sur le a ? Ou pourquoi pas ?
Le kahakō fait partie intégrale du mot. Il influence la prononciation des mots.
ʻā = allumé // hoʻā = allumer, faire allumer
Why not E ho'a ma ke kukui? Doesn't ma indicate on?
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.
There was no exclamation mark or any other indication that this was a command.