"Ke kōkua nei au Kaleo."

Translation:I am helping Kaleo.

September 30, 2019


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What is the function of "nei" here, in relation to "kõkua"?

September 30, 2019


Contrast the two below:

  • Kōkua au iā Kaleo. I help Kaleo.
  • Ke kōkua nei au iā Kaleo. I am helping Kaleo.
October 2, 2019


So 'ke ... nei' denotes a continuous action?

October 12, 2019


Aloha mai! ʻAʻole, if you look at those examples I wrote down again, you see that “KE ... NEI” shows something that is happening now. Without that, and the action is standing on its own you can see that it means a habitual action.

October 12, 2019
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