"What date is the football game?"
Translation:Aia ma ka lā ʻehia ka pāʻani pōpeku?
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Examining two prompts using 'ehia. The correct DL responses are different.
What date is the football game?
Aia ma ka lā 'ehia ka pā'ani popeku?
What date is the holiday?
'O ka lā 'ehia ka lānui?
In the first example, the football game falls ON the date. In the second example, the holiday IS the date.
DL seems to use ka Pōʻahia to ask for which day (think day-of-the-week) and lā ʻehia to ask for which date, but I canʻt say if they are consistent.
I learned in a different class that this "pö" is the same "pö" meaning "night," and in Hawaiian days of the week are translated as "the first night," "the second night," etc. (Or something like that but you get the idea.)
So pö (night) + ekahi (one, using "a" instead of "e") = Pö'akahi, or day (well, actually night...)) one, i.e., Monday. Etc.
So, to clarify, a football game lies within a (day/date), and so is addressed as "ma ka lā ". A holiday is the actual (day/date), and so is addressed as "'o ka lā". The football game falls ON the date. A holiday IS the date.
If What day is the holiday? = ʻo ka lā 'ehia ka lānui. is correct, why is ʻo ka lā 'ehia ka pāʻani pōpeku wrong and apparently Aia ma ka lā ʻehia ka pāʻani pōpeku? is the correct answer here? I am getting so frustrated by this lesson, with no idea how to resolve this in my mind.