"Quarter past eleven o'clock"

Translation:Hapahā i hala ka hola ʻumikūmamākahi

March 16, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/torebel

I get confused when a sentence re time has the ka before the hola, and when it does not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BSHiga1

What is ‘umikūmamākahi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonRGB

It is the number eleven.

(11) ʻumikūmamākahi

(12) ʻumikūmamālua

(13) ʻumikūmamākolu

(14) ʻumikūmamāhā

(15) ʻumikūmamālima

(16) ʻumikūmamāono

(17) ʻumikūmamāhiku

(18) ʻumikūmamāwalu

(19) ʻumikūmamāiwa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryKaHaumana

Note the in the middle could be either kūmamā or simply kūmā. According to Pukui and Elbert

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/wehe/?q=kumama

the use of kūmamā would be “rare in conversation, Biblical.” But it’s seems that it’s good to know both.

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