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"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


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

How would you say "my uncle is my teacher?


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

I haven't encountered a sentence like that in my studies so far, but I would guess, 'O ko'u kumu ko'u 'anakala.


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

ʻO koʻu ʻanakala kaʻu kumu. (A little closer to the intent of the English sentence, and kumu is usually considered A-class.)


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

BTW, jdmcowan, you've been doing a great job in your replies. Mahalo!


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

now how would you say "my uncle is the teacher"

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