Why does this sentence not need either a subject or "e" before marking a command? I thought the only context in Hawaiian you could drop the subject was with a command!
Could anyone explain?
Agree. Like this id learn it rather as just a vocabulary as in "(to) pay the tuition" but then the period at the end wouldnt make sense
It would seem this sentence should begin with "E uku ..." - or perhaps this is a subtle way of introducing a colloquialism. ???
Yes, casual speech often drops off parts. Happens in English.
It may happen in English but it has been made VERY clear (up to now) that an imperative takes "e." (So I guessed - since I had to guess?? - it meant the tuition is paid (which was obviously wrong.))
I see your point.
not so subtle.
E uku ʻoe i ke kāki kula.
E uku i ke kāki kula.