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"Kaleo does not want the dark blue one."

Translation:ʻAʻole makemake ʻo Kaleo i ka mea uliuli.

December 9, 2018



So it seems more common for the verb to come before the subject, as it is here, but that doesn't seem to always be the case. I thought perhaps it was switched when negative, but that clearly also seems to be untrue. What rule is escaping me here?


I just saw a contributor answered this question on another thread! :D

Maui_Bartlett said:

It is pronoun vs. noun or proper noun. In these sentences that use "ʻaʻole" to negate an idea, a pronoun (I, you, he, she, we, etc.) that is the subject of the sentence will move up.

hope that helps ! :)


Agree with Komota! It seems to change....Other examples have the personal pronoun (I, you, she etc.) between NO (a'ole) and Like (makemake). Example: A'ole au makemake-- I don't want (like). ????


Yep! When the subject is a pronoun, in a sentence starting with "Aʻole," the pronoun goes between the "Aʻole" and the verb. I only just found that out! :D


What is difference between "blue" and "dark blue"?

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That threw me off. I don't know why it says "dark blue" when the answer is just "the blue one"


Doesn't seem to be one...

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