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"He does not like the cousins."

Translation:ʻAʻole ʻo ia makemake i nā hoa hānau.

March 19, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mak511906

I was taught many years ago that "au" is the only pronoun to fit between the verb and the object. Is "Oe" also now in this category?


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

You may be misremembering or have been given incorrect information. You may also be using the terms incorrectly. Many pronouns go between the verb and the object: E 'ai kākou i ka poi. Kākou is a pronoun between the verb ('ai) and the object (ka poi).

Since, in the sentence that you are commenting on, the pronoun is actually fit between the negative and the verb, I wonder if that is really what you meant. But as far as I can figure out, all pronouns have always gone between the negative and the verb.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gregg732286

So allow me to ask that question: why isn’t the pronoun directly after the verb, with the negative in front, as in Aʻole makemake au...


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

It's an effect of the negative in Hawaiian. ’A‘ole beings the pronoun forward in the sentence so that it appears before the verb.

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