In a negative sentence, the past tense marker UA changes to I as above - i hā'awe.
'A'ole au i 'ike i kēia! MAHALO NUI LOA!!!
Lawe should also be correct. According to Pukui-Elbert dictionary, carry is one meaning of lawe.
I am also not clear of the difference between lawe and hā'awe?
Why is this not "He DOES not carry ..."? Are there rules for using the past tense? And if so, where would you place an "ua" - or why wouldn't you?
I too would like an answer to this. I considered ʻAʻole ʻo ia i ua hāʻawe i ke ʻeke ma ke kua. I don’t know if it is even acceptable but it does seem to me there is a past tense here.
Why "KE 'eke" rather than KA 'eke. In my memory, if eke lacked an 'okina, KE would be correct, but since it has an 'okina, I chose KA. I welcome being corrected.
I saw somewhere that 'eke is an exception, just one of those you have to commit to memory.
Mahalo nui loa for your mana'o
Why is "...e hā‘awe..." incorrect?