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"Pick the guitar string."

Translation:E hiku i ke kaula kīkā.

August 27, 2019


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    What is the difference between kaula and 'aha?


    Aloha e @Abelon5, he ʻano kaula ka ʻaha i koʻu manaʻo.


    'O ka 'aha ka 'ano kaula ke ho'ohana no nā pila ho'okani, i ko'u mana'o.
    'aha is the type of string used for modern musical instruments, is my understanding.
    (Guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, etc.)

    'O ka aha: 'aha is

    ka 'ano kaula: the type of string

    ke ho'ohana: used, utilized

    no: for

    nā pila ho'okani: musical instruments (modern)

    It is sort of funny that they are using kaula when referring to a musical instrument, since kaula can be any sort of string. Maybe 'aha is a set of strings and kaula is an individual string. I am not sure.


    There was a recent comment in this lesson by a Hawaiian musician about terminology. Maybe DLHawaiian should consult with experts/professionals when they have lessons on topic like this. What do the real people say when they are talking on these topics?


    The exercises in this Music lesson were created by a kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi who is also a musician. Very much appreciate folks chiming in and sharing the words they use though. ʻAʻole pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi.

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