"Kamaʻilio ʻo Kaʻiulani ma ke kelepona."
Translation:Kaʻiulani talks on the phone.
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Present tense, "talks". Present participle, "is talking".
This is perhaps a bit of a nuanced point.
"How does Kaʻiulani communicate?"
Answer: She talks on the phone (instead of mailing a letter).
The present participle answers this question:
"What is Kaʻiulani doing (right now)?"
Answer: She is talking on the phone.
See what I mean by nuance? In normal conversation, "is talking" is fine. It depends on how exact DL wants to be.