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"Her child-in-law is on Oʻahu."

Translation:Aia kāna hūnōna ma Oʻahu.

July 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nico838548

Why do children/parents in law seem to be kino a? With the parents i can kinda see it but with children in law..?


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

children are A and parents are O even in-laws.


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

Two Classes of Possessives, Kino ʻŌ and Kino ʻĀ

In Hawaiian there are two classes of possessives, (Kino ʻŌ and Kino ʻĀ).

(Kino ʻŌ) items ,in general, are things you do not have control over, in terms of creating them, like your ancestors, parents, siblings, and body parts.

Things that you possess for the purpose of wearing them, or primarily to be situated in, on, under, behind, or in front of are also (kino ʻŌ), like clothes, shelter, buildings, time, land, and modes of transportation.

All the other items, those that you have the ability to CREATE or CHOOSE are (Kino ʻĀ) . Like your spouse, your children, food, your job, and other things you CREATE like songs you write, or art you make.

Episond 11 of Ka Leo ʻŌiwi (Start at time segment 5:38. link) https://youtu.be/fpWk5Yl8H84


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

what is the difference between kāna hūnōna and kona hūnōna?


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

kāna hūnōna is correct because they are the children.


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

Would—Aia ma oʻahu kāna hūnōna—also be correct


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

What is a child-in-law? An adopted child ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lois985131

Probably it is the spouse of your child


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

Son- or daughter-in-law, followed by kāne or wahine for specific designation of sex. These apply to nephew or niece by marriage.

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