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"Three forks"

Translation:ʻEkolu ʻō

July 4, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kale345696

I thought you had to have a ka or ke before a noun like ka 'ō or ke 'ō


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

Numbers can replace the words ka and ke


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

Will DLHawaiian ever tell us how Hawaiian versions of western words (fork, volleyball etc. came about?) Just asking.....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PauloChen2

No idea about volleyball, but for "‘ō", Hawaiian isn't using a loan word or loan translation. "‘Ō" can be used for "any piercing instrument", such as a fishing spear. The fork was probably a new thing, but they used an existing word.

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