"Hello Kaleo."

Translation:Aloha e Kaleo.

November 3, 2018

16 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UluwehisKo

When you talk to people in real life, you don't go, "Hello to you Kaleo" you can just say "Hello Kaleo"


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

So saying Aloha Kaleo would be fine?


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

Technically, I think so, but using 'e' indicates that you are talking directly to them.


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

I guess i would be kind of slang. I am a new language learner so I am just guessing.


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

When did 'e' begin after Aloha? e Kaleo....do it right people! Whose making these sentence structures? My tutu would roll in her grave with half of this foolishness!


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

Why they use "e" after anything?


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

It's actually before. In this case it is before a direct address (i.e. the vocative, where you call someone's name to get their attention or let them know you are talking to them). It can be a little confusing, at first, that "e" is also used for other purposes, but it gets clearer and easier to distinguish as you get used to the language.


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

Mahalo, for the great explanation!


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

Why does DL accept the version without the "e" before Kaleo? Is the "e" optional? I thought it was there to address Kaleo directly...


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

As of 12Jun20, DL does NOT accept the version without the 'e' before Kaleo. So, clearly a moderator or editor is reading the inputs. :-)


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

Is "Kaleo" pronounced kah-LAY-oo?


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

The English is missing the direct-address comma.

http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/phrases.htm#vocative

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