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"ʻO kēia ka mahina ʻo Malaki."

Translation:This is the month of March.

December 1, 2018

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

Could someone explain when you use " ʻo" vs "o" with months and other proper nouns? I can't seem to figure out a pattern. Mahalo!


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

Take a look at Rabelonʻs reply. Follow the link.

(Link:) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30494078


(ʻO ka) mahina hea kēia? = What (which) month is this?

ʻO kēia ka mahina ʻo Malaki. = This is the month, March.

Take a look at the postings between jdmcowan and me, RonRGB at the link below

ttps://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31277143

nā iʻoa / the names

ʻO au ʻo Nani =.......................................I am Nani.

ʻO kēia alanui ʻo Kanoelehua. =............ This street is Kanoelehua.

ʻO kēia ka mahina ʻo Malaki. =..............This is the month, March.


Look at (slides 1 through 21) explaining Hawaiian equational sentence structure with (he) and (ʻo).

Note slide 11, and especially 19.

ka pepeke ʻaike he...............................ke pepeke ʻaike ʻo

(Link) https://www.slideshare.net/malama777/aike-101

When you want to give the proper name of something, you need to use (ʻo) before the name in this sentence pattern.

ʻO kēia ka mahina ʻo ʻOkakopa. = This is the month of October. Or This is the month, October.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

This might be part of the answer. With "'o" you've got a name, with "o" you've got "of, that belongs to." I guess March doesn't "have" a month, and the Hawaiian way to say it's March is "This is the month (named) March." But this way of looking at "'o" doesn't work for "'O kēia."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

But no "the" was provided to click on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nico838548

If the translation is this is the month of march shouldnt it be "o malaki" instead of " 'o malaki"?


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

Mahina doesn't mean "March" (the month)

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