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"Take off your slippers."

Translation:E wehe i ke kalipa.

June 23, 2019

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

Why is it not "E wehe i kou kalipa?" Ke kalina is the slipper/slippers. Mahalo.


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

"E wehe i kou kalipa." should be accepted. Report it.


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

kalipa = slipper. slippers should be nā kalipa


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

That is possible too.


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

Hemo is commonly used as a verb in pidgin English, but in standard Hawaiian, it's the result, not the action. Niihau speakers often say something that sounds like "Wemo to slipa," but that "wemo" is sort of a fast-speech contraction of "wehe a hemo." So it would be possible to say "E wehe (ʻoe) a hemo kou kalipa." Sort of cumbersome, but grammatically correct. A variation of the same thing could be "E wehe ʻoe i kou kalipa a hemo."


[deactivated user]

    How long has "kalipa" been a word? I found it in something from 2005. It is obviously a loaner word from English, but I find it hard to believe it was adopted as late as 2005.

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