"that"

Translation:kēnā

October 30, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BryanDeVor1

Shouldnʻt this word be "kēlā" rather than "kēnā"?

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CHarrell13

One google later:

Hawaiian has a full spread of proximal-medial-distal demonstratives, while English no longer marks for medial vs distal (although it used to, with "yonder" contrasting with "that). "Kēnā" is the medial demonstrative, while "kēlā" is the distal one.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandybell1990

Thanks! Now that you mentioned it, I remembered that there is a Kēlā & kēnā section in the Tips and notes for the Determiners skill:
https://www.duolingo.com/skill/hw/Determiners/tips-and-notes

I guess without any context, either one should be accepted, although this might have been a word bank exercise (don't remember exactly) where only "kēnā" was provided as a valid translation.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandybell1990

Yes, it should. Must be a typo. I reported it on 4/01/2019.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/YazzKwiinX

I was using the word bank and they accepted "kēia" as a typo...

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/maddie455362

Same

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TNLion

sound works just fine on pc for anyone needing to know

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Connor379018

If you speak any Italian, you can use the word "là" as a mnemonic for "kēlā" (at least that's what works for me)

November 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lan548552

Please how do we put the accents on the letters?

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kelii....

You should have buttons with the vowels with the macrons over them. If you are on a mobile device, it may not have them. May I suggest that if you are indeed on a mobile device you update the Duolingo app and see if that makes them appear.

December 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wUUjHmY6

my keyboard does not place macrons

December 3, 2018
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