"He kumu koʻu ʻanakala."

Translation:My uncle is a teacher.

October 19, 2018

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Was there ever a native word for uncle?

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jdmcowan

I think originally makua referred to all the family members of the generation above the child, so parents, aunts, uncles, first cousins once removed, etc.

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tnAu8

Yeah, there arenʻt separate words for father/uncle/cousin of my father. Relationships were generational.

But then you could differentiate an uncle or from your father by modifying it:

Makua kāne ʻōpio - Uncle younger than my parent Makua kāne mākua - Uncle older than my parent

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pampelius

So how would you say "The teacher is my uncle"?

February 2, 2019
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