"The house is hot in the summer in Kona."

Translation:Wela ka hale i ke kau wela ma Kona.

December 3, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Chasavaqe

Is it possible to switch the position of "ma Kona" and "i ke kau" in Hawaiian, or is the sentence structure inflexible?

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoJaviUnlam

Aloha! It seems it is possible to do that, but I cannot be sure of this. I have used a translation with a different structure from Wela ka hale i ke kau wela ma Kona. (which I would say that sounds very beautiful and musical from my imagination, but perhaps the sentence I have used has also a beautiful rhythm in the word structure), and it was also accepted:

Wela ka hale (The house is hot) ma Kona (in Kona) i ke kau wela (in the summer) / The house is hot in the summer in Kona.

I hope it helps. :)

December 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chasavaqe

Mahalo nui loa!

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JHaalilioH

i/ma umh? I know ma is more general and i is more specific. So is Aia ʻo ia ma Kona i kona hale or Aia ʻo ia i kona hale ma Kona correct?

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jdmcowan

Wouldn't those both mean, "He/She is at the house in Kona"?

March 20, 2019
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