"Hoʻomaʻemaʻe ʻo Keoki i ka hapalua hola ʻekahi o ke awakea."

Translation:Keoki cleans at 1:30 midday.

December 23, 2018



There was no option to report an unnatural English translation. Who says 1:30 midday? The correct translation should be 1:30 pm.

December 23, 2018


Hawaiians broke the day into functional blocks about four hours long, compatible with their farming and fishing tasks: Kakahiaka (6am to 10am) when morning was cool enough to work outdoors; awakea (10am to 2pm) the sun is high overhead and itʻs time to work indoors or in shade; auinalā (2pm to 6pm) okay to go back outside; and ahiahi (6pm to 10 pm) when itʻs too dark to work outside. Late evening is aumoe (looks like au/I and moe/sleep), doesnʻt it? :-)

December 26, 2018


Very interesting information!

January 1, 2019


Thanks. That is interesting, but a translation into English wouldn't have PM = midday. Could be 1:30 PM or 1:30 in the afternoon but midday is 12:00

January 31, 2019


I agree with you, Robert, that for a general translation of Hawaiian into English when talking to a Mainlander, your answer "afternoon" makes sense, but not as a translation from Hawaiian. English breaks the daylight hours into morning and afternoon. Hawaiian breaks the daylight into three parts, morning, midday, and before sunset. 1:30pm is afternoon, but in Hawaiian, is it "awakea" or "auinala?"

January 31, 2019


It would probably be ʻauina lā... declining sun... bending,sloping...

February 11, 2019


Maybe. I think I'm going to call it midday.

February 12, 2019
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