Why it's not "the short teacher" ??
When it occurs at the beginning it is being used as a verb and when it follows a noun it is being used as an adjective on that noun. I believe "the short teacher" would be: ke kumu pōkole
then why not "he pokole ke kumu"? ??
He = A. He requires a noun after it.
He pōkole ke kumu. --> The teacher is a short one.
was just about to ask the difference between "the teacher is short" and "the short teacher." Thanks!
Another way to think of it -
Short is the teacher. --> Pōkole ke kumu.
the short teacher --> ke kumu pōkole
how would you say "a short teacher" like Pokole he kumu"?
He kumu pōkole
It should read Short the teacher...E cuz no foget pigeon stay wuh dakine auready they wen madeum official ...short stay da teecha..
Where is the verb?
"Pōkole" can be a verb ("to be short") when placed at the beginning of the sentence or it can be an adjective when placed after a noun (ke Kumu pōkole - the short teacher). This is true of almost all Hawaiian adjectives (if not all of them).
I always think of it pidgin when talking Hawaiian bcuz that's how the sentence structure is kinda set up as for a lot of simple sentences.