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"Pick the guitar string."

Translation:E hiku i ke kaula kīkā.

August 27, 2019

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[deactivated user]

    What is the difference between kaula and 'aha?


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

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


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

    '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.


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

    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?


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

    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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