"What is your name?"
Translation:ʻO wai kou inoa?
The last example had 'o before the noun "ko'u inoa" and this one does not; I entered "'O wai 'o kou inoa" and it was wrong. Why? (Because of kou vs ko'u?
If it's the beginning of an equational sentence, then the 'O goes at the beginning even if there is a ko'u, but as I understand it, anywhere else in the sentence you wouldn't use 'o before ko'u. Perhaps if you see a sentence with 'o before ko'u again, ask why in that sentence discussion because that seems, to me, to be the one not matching the patterns taught.
'Okina and kahako are important to spelling. If it isnt there it could possibly change the meaning.
In this case it doesn't effect meaning. I understand why okina is needed between vowels. however I thought the glottal stop is automatic at the beginning of a sentence. But the whole reason I'm here is to learn the proper way (as opposed to phonetic and pidjin) so I'll just do what the app says lol