"kāna mea ʻai"

Translation:her food

June 3, 2019

3 Comments


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

Is it "kāna" before she eats it, then "kona" afterward when it becomes a part of her?

June 3, 2019

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

I would like to understand the difference as well. Can anybody help with an explanation?

June 19, 2019

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

It seems (but this is as much a guess as anything else) that one uses the "a" forms (ka'u, kau, kana) when talking about someone younger or about an inanimate object like a phone or food and uses the o forms (ko'u, kou, kona) when talking about someone older.

August 2, 2019
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