Translation:Keoki cleans at 1:30 midday.
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? :-)
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
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?"