"ʻEwalu lei ʻaʻala"

Translation:Eight fragrant lei

December 12, 2018

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So, in English, the plural of lei is lei? I have always written leis as plural for lei.

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    I wondered the same thing--is "lei" a collective noun?


    It is not a collective noun. It just has to do with the fact that it is a loan word into English. It keeps the original identity of the word as lei instead of Anglicization with a non-Hawaiian S for plural at the end.

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