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"kāna mea ʻai"

Translation:her food

June 3, 2019



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


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


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.

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