I always learned that this would be"himeni 'ana" to turn "song" into "singing" but I'm not seeing that use at all on duolingo?
As someone asked above, shouldn't qe be using 'ana with verbs to indicate a gerund?
Not always; as with Makemake 'oia i ka ❤❤❤ wa'a: He likes canoe paddling or Makemake 'oia i ke kalaiwa ka'a: He likes driving cars.
This can also mean Kaleo likes the song. Himeni also means any song not used in hula.
Yes, but that's not the way it's translated by duo, so I think it needs 'ana
That can be right also! so many different ways to say the same thing in Hawaiian. One gets that when they listen to recordings of the kupunas as opposed to students of Hawaiian going as far back as the 70's.