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"Kaʻiulani bakes bread."

Translation:Puhi palaoa ʻo Kaʻiulani.

December 8, 2018



Is it not "Puhi 'o Ka'iulani i ka palaoa"? Or is "bread-baking" a verb?


So much time has passed and no answer.


A little answer is here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33357137?comment_id=37635076 'They are using the direct objects as adverbs to modify the verbs directly.' (Lee (kelii....)) . Another examples: E ho'olilo kālā / e ho'olilo i ke kālā; E kahi lauoho / E kahi i ka lauoho; etc.


Hoping a Duolingo expert will help explain this please? Why not "Puhi 'o Ka'iulani i ka palaoa"? Maybe just as in English "bake bread" rather than "bake the bread"? (maybe an exact translation even since IDK if early Hawaiians even had bread??)


Good question. Going back to my initial papa ʻōlelo, we were given the "action, doer, object" construct and told, "This never changes." By that format, the bread is baking Kaʻiulani, yes?


It would have to be 'Puhi ka palaoa i ke Ka'iulani'.
Best thing to do is research outside of DL. So much missing. Still a good place to learn, but you should always expand your pools of knowledge.

Pono on here isn't fully explained and is shown as meaning 'good'. It means, right, just, good, upright, moral, etc.

Sometimes I'll try another English word for a sentence and see if it works. E wehe i ka puka. Open the door. But puka is more closely translated as 'hole'. I put, 'Open the hole', it worked.
Sometimes doesn't work for other words.


"Puhi ʻo Kaʻiulani i ka palaoa" was accepted today (for all the people asking).


That is how I wrote it also

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