`AMI LAUKA
HAW 101
`AMI LAUKA
• In Hawaiian, there always needs to be an amiʻ
even when there is no translation or nothing to
identify with t...
N LA`ANA (examples)Ā
Po oʻ Piko Aweʻ
• Heluhelu ke keiki i ka puke.
The child reads ___ the book.
• Ke ai nei o Mana i ka ...
N LA`ANA (examples)Ā
Po oʻ Piko Aweʻ
• E ike ana au i kou hale.ʻ
I am going to see ___ your house.
• Ua kuke ke kumu i k i...
`AMI LAUKA
• The `ami lauka i is used with ka`i + meme`a
• The `ami lauka i is used with papani and i`oaā
– i + au = ia uā...
IMPORTANT NOTES
N LA`ANA (examples)Ā
Po oʻ Piko Aweʻ
• Ike ka manu ia u.ʻ ʻ
The bird sees ___ me.
• Ke huli nei ‘o Pua i Laniā .
Pua is lo...
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Note the differences in the use of ‘ami and the
translations:
– MA/I: Ua ai au ma Waimea.ʻ
I ate at Waim...
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Ami lauka

  1. 1. `AMI LAUKA HAW 101
  2. 2. `AMI LAUKA • In Hawaiian, there always needs to be an amiʻ even when there is no translation or nothing to identify with the ami in English. The ami laukaʻ ʻ (i/i ) is one such example for which there is noā English translation. • The ami lauka occurs after actions that is directʻ toward, affects, or refers to something else. For example, reading (heluhelu) can be directed towards a book, eating ( ai) affects food, andʻ seeing ( ike) can refer to a house.ʻ
  3. 3. N LA`ANA (examples)Ā Po oʻ Piko Aweʻ • Heluhelu ke keiki i ka puke. The child reads ___ the book. • Ke ai nei o Mana i ka poi.ʻ ʻ Mana is eating ___ (the) poi.
  4. 4. N LA`ANA (examples)Ā Po oʻ Piko Aweʻ • E ike ana au i kou hale.ʻ I am going to see ___ your house. • Ua kuke ke kumu i k ia mea ai.ē ʻ The teacher cooked ___ this food.
  5. 5. `AMI LAUKA • The `ami lauka i is used with ka`i + meme`a • The `ami lauka i is used with papani and i`oaā – i + au = ia uā ʻ to me, me – i + o ia = i iaā ʻ ā to her, her
  6. 6. IMPORTANT NOTES
  7. 7. N LA`ANA (examples)Ā Po oʻ Piko Aweʻ • Ike ka manu ia u.ʻ ʻ The bird sees ___ me. • Ke huli nei ‘o Pua i Laniā . Pua is looking for ___ Lani. • Ua ha i au i ia.ʻ ā I told ___ her.
  8. 8. IMPORTANT NOTES • Note the differences in the use of ‘ami and the translations: – MA/I: Ua ai au ma Waimea.ʻ I ate at Waimea. – I : Ua ai au i Waimea.Ā ʻ ā I ate __Waimea. – ME: Ua ai au me Waimea.ʻ I ate with Waimea (Waimea is someone’s name).

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