"Aia ka lua ma ka hopena o ka holoē?"

Translation:Is the bathroom at the end of the hallway?

December 27, 2018

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I didn't hear this as a question and had to correct the translation after I looked at the screen. It would be nice to hear the question form and statement form in close succession now and then. Oh! It turns out the next example was as a statement, but by then I had forgotten what the question sounded like! :-(


The DL team is trying to teach us that Hawaiian questions fall in pitch at the end, the opposite of American questions.


I typed it as a statement again! Plus a new "wrong word": "hall" instead of "hallway."


I love how, when you sound it out, "holoē" sounds like "hallway".


Surprise! Now try to guess where the word came from.

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