Aia i hea ka lau? and Aia ka lua i hea?
What is the difference between these two questions? Do they both mean exactly the same thing? Are there subtle differences I am not picking up?
Or, is this more along the lines of just two ways to ask the same question?
Mahalo for helping me understand. :)
My understanding is they are the same, albeit there might be a small emphasis on the thing that moves forward in the sentence. Like with a pepeke ʻaike ʻo, the thing that Moves forward might have a slight emphasis. I asked people who’ve been around spoken Hawaiian for years and they indicated “aia i hea...” is probably more common... maybe because in a “where” question, the location is naturally emphasized.