"He kumu koʻu ʻanakala."

Translation:My uncle is a teacher.

October 19, 2018

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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MOCHI22006

That's exactly what i thought!!!!


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

ʻO koʻu ʻanakala ke kumu.


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

Was there ever a native word for uncle?


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


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

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