"Maui is pleasant in the spring."
Translation:ʻOluʻolu ʻo Maui i ke kau kupulau.
Kupu is to sprout, grow, germinate. It can mean offspring as well. Lau means leaf. Spring, ke kau kupulau is when "leaves sprout"
Rabelon, I still have to look up everything, but what I found is that i/ma both mean in/on/at. Where they differ: "i" can mean to/toward and is used in time phrases to tell when something happens. Ma does not mean "to/toward" and does not commonly occur with time phrases. The given example is "i ka ʻauinalā"/in the afternoon, which makes me think that "in the spring" has to take the "i."