"ʻUmikūmamālua papa heʻe nalu lōʻihi"

Translation:Twelve long surfboards

12/11/2018, 9:35:45 PM

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i learned that different islands had their own way of speaking example: umikumamalua umikumalua maika'i meke'i either way is correct.

1/8/2019, 6:56:22 PM

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For those of us who live far from Hawaii and donʻt have personal access to the Hawaiian language and culture, a lot of this is a guessing game, certainly while DL ʻŌlelo is in Beta. Input like this is helpful. Mahalo.

1/9/2019, 12:03:04 AM

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Is ʻumikumamālua a compound?

12/11/2018, 9:35:45 PM

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Per Hawaiian Dictionary (Pukui/Elbert): "Kū.mā-. Prefix to numbers as ʻumi kūmākahi, ʻumi kūmālua, iwakālua kūmākahi, kanakolu kūmālua, etc."
So, then I looked up kumamā: "Same as kūmā- (rare in conversation, Biblical). The origin is uncertain. Ellis (1827:479) suggests that the old term may have been kumu ma, beginning and; perhaps kumu assilated to kuma before . ʻUmi kumamākahi, eleven (Biblical).

12/27/2018, 6:33:31 PM

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Sort of. You may recognize the 'umi as the number 10 and the lua as the number 2. All that stuff between is how to connect them into a single number 12.

12/13/2018, 2:33:17 PM

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Not that Google Translate is particularly trustworthy for Hawaiian, but it also gives "ʻUmikumālua" as an acceptable translation for "twelve." Are either or both correct?

12/20/2018, 9:36:41 PM

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Both are correct... umikuma(ma)lua just makes the word more fun to say

2/19/2019, 10:32:13 PM

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Umm.. I thought that this was supposed to be time and not numbers.

2/19/2019, 10:32:55 PM
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