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Translation:E mālama kālā!

April 24, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Makalika3

why is it "kālā" and not "ke kālā"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

Anybody know why "Nānā!" without an "E" in front is OK, but the "E" is necessary in "E mālama kālā!"?


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

My theory is that when saying something as an exclamation, rather than a command/instruction, abbreviating it (without E) is OK. "E nānā i ke kīwī" is proper with the E, but if your just yelling, "Look!" it can be just "Nānā!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliza727459

I read elsewhere that the E gets dropped in everyday language with Nānā. Probably for reasons JDCowan mentioned above

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