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"He is inside the house."

Translation:Aia ʻo ia i loko o ka hale.

February 23, 2019



How are "o" and "'o" pronounced differently?


The o blends together with the preceding vowel, but the ‘o requires you to stop the sound from the previous vowel before starting the o sound.


jdmcowan, thanks for the response. However, I meant more specifically in this exercise's sentence where they are both single words without any proceeding letters.


The effect crosses spaces. At the end of Aia, cut off the last a sound before starting the ‘o. But at the end of loko, hold the last o into the word o, so it sounds like one long o. In isolation, I don't believe you can tell the difference - there has to be a preceding vowel to get cut off or not for you to tell the difference.


Would you be able to use "ma"? Why is "i" used here?


"i loko o" is the way to say "enter." It's a phrase you don't disassemble. You plunk in the entire phrase as a whole, so "ma" is not an option.


Duo accepted: Aia 'o ia ma loko o ka hale. He is not entering in this sentence - he is already there.


the owl said I had a typo and then gave This as the correct answer: "Aia ʻo ia i lako o ka hale". - please change the correction of "i lako" to "i loko". Mahalo.


This is the user forum, so no one is here to make the change you suggest. Even the moderators, if they happen upon this post, may not have access to the contributors. If you flagged the sentence as "My suggestion should have been accepted", then the contributors will eventually get to it.

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