Possessive Kaʻi, Part One: my, your, his/her (koʻu, kou, kona)
Short and sweet indeed, 16-minute long Video 0609 will introduce you to the first three possessive kaʻi which you will be using every day you speak Hawaiian! These first three are koʻu, kou, and kona - my, your, and his/her.
Although I do not mention it in the video, the real name for possessive kaʻi is kaʻi nonoʻa. If you are studying Hawaiian for a class, then you should probably remember this. Otherwise, you can ignore the terminology for the time-being, and focus on just remembering the words themselves!
And even though it is not absolutely required, V0608 Kaʻi, Part IV might be a good video to watch before this one if you haven't done so already; it introduces kēlā, kēnā, and kēia. You will want to do V0801 Pepeke Henua first for certain, however, because weʻll use Pepeke Henua in this video to do some practice.
Hawaiian possessives have a quality which sets them quite apart from English ones: they come in two "classes": "a" and "o". This kinoʻā and kinoʻō concept will be explained in detail in video V0613. For now, however, I will be teaching only the o-class possessives so that we have less to try to understand all at one time. If you learn the o-class possessives well enough, you will find the a-class a breeze!
Be sure to practice these three new kaʻi in your daily lives. You want them in your long-term memory, as soon as possible! :)
Next up will be V0610 Kaʻi, Part VI: Dual Possessive Kaʻi (not yet available).
"Paʻa ka manaʻo"
naʻu, na Kaliko.
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