There was a question of why tripe stew had to be preceded by a ka a few sentences back. It was responded to with an "I need examples of when adding ka is wrong." Here is one: Water for me please" doesn't like ka wai.
E ha'awi mai i wai na'u. = Give some water for me. i here marks an indefinite amount
Makemake au i ka wai. = I like water. ka signals that water here refers to a general category
Why is "māmā" not capitalized? It is being used as a her name.
I agree. If it is not an i'oa then shouldn't it have a ka'i as a categorical noun?
I found that i'oa means proper noun, but what is ka'i?
ka'i = an article like "the". If your exiting the bus in English you say "Thanks, driver", in Hawaiian "Mahalo e ke kalaiwa." ( not "Mahalo e kalaiwa.")