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"our blanket"

Translation:ko kāua kapa moe

June 12, 2019

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

(link) https://manomano.io/definition/13886

kapa

[MK] 1 n Blanket.

Also kapa moe. Kapa uila. Electric blanket. Kapa huluhulu. Heavy or woolen blanket. Also huluhulu. Kapa kuiki. Quilt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hawaiian-German

Ke kapa moe o kāua - shouldn't this also be accepted?


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

Isn't a blanket something you acquire, so shouldn't it be "kā" (Kinō A) or just "kākou kapa moe"?


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

If you acquire it, you would use A class to denote that. If just a general comment, default to O class. Also, O class because you are under it, when using it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iga561457

I think it goes either under piece of clothing or things you are situated in/on/under... thinking in terms of pre-industrial society will maybe help a little (it does for me, not much of a selection in clothes or blankets back then), but ultimately, we probably should just memorise it all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hawaiian-German

you are under it, so it is "o" class not "a" class, so "ko kāua kapa moe". it can not be "kākou kapa moe" - that says "we blanket".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarinLynn1

Well what if you are just owning it and not under it?


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

Same as if you own a house but are not in it. Seems Hawaiian is very much about function and relationship.


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

ko kākou kapa moe.

is accepted. 09/30/20...that's a lot of sharing.

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