Basic Locational Sentences in Hawaiian: "Something is Somewhere"
This 26 minute video introduces one of the most basic and useful of all pepeke: the Pepeke Henua locational sentence pattern. The Pepeke Henua allows us to express the idea that "something is somewhere", either in time or space (place). This first video will introduce the use of Pepeke Henua to locate something in space (place) only, not in time. The difference is apparent in the following two examples in English:
|The party is at the house||place|
|The party is tomorrow||time|
Let's Get Started
I intentionally keep the structure of the piko and poʻo very simple, so that you can focus mainly of the new structure. This video also has a table of words you can use to make your own Pepeke Henua for practice. After you have an understanding at this level, you can go on to V0802 Pepeke Henua, Part Two ("something is somewhen") to learn about Pepeke Henua and placing events in time.
The video I suggest you view or re-view immediately after this one, however, is V0604 Memeʻa-type Words. You should understand the term "memeʻa" before getting too far into the Pepeke series of videos.
If you arrived at this page and are wondering, "What is this guy talking about? Pepeke? Piko?!" then go back to the introduction to the Pepeke at V0800 Pepeke, an Introduction.
- "something is somewhere"
- located something in time or place
- nice, easy pepeke to learn
- three poke pieces: poʻo, piko, and ʻawe
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Length: 26 minutes
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