"Did you watch the basketball game?"
Translation:Ua nānā anei ʻoe i ka hoʻokūkū pōhīnaʻi?
I do not like this prompt. "Game" should be pā'ani. "Tournamenf" or "match" should be ho'okūkū.
My question about this is, are there cases where anei is required vs not? I had learned you can simply change your voice inflection to make a question like “Ua nānā ʻoe i ka hoʻokūkū?” Is it just a matter of “anei” adding emphasis?
EDIT: I answered my own question. Anei (like nō) is an intensifier or hunuʻaʻau, and according to the grammar, “While never necessary, Hawaiian without huneʻaʻau sounds expressionless and flat”.