"Hū ka ikiiki o Kona!"
Translation:Wow, Kona is humid!
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The sunny Kona District
stretches almost two-thirds of the entire West side of the island of Hawaii—from just south of Anaehoomalu Bay to Manuka Park. Along this expansive area, you’ll find everything from coffee farms to historic Hawaiian landmarks. In fact, King Kamehameha actually spent his final years in Kailua-Kona.
Ikiiki can be used both as a kikino (noun) or an ʻaʻano (stative; sort of like an adjective). So if you want to use it as a kikino it needs to follow the kaʻi+memeʻa pattern (leader + follower), and the kaʻi “the” for a non-“keʻao” word is ka. In that case, you are saying, “The humidity of Kona,” so you would say “Ka ikiiki o Kona.” If instead you want to use it as an ʻaʻano, you would follow the “pepeke painu ʻaʻano” pattern (something is in a particular state or condition). ʻaʻano / piko / (optional ʻawe) In that case you would have “Ikiiki something”. As Kona is an iʻoa (proper noun), it is preceded by ʻo (think, “___ named”.) Thus, “Ikiiki ʻo Kona.”