HawaiianEdit

PronounEdit

āu

  1. yours, your Second person singular possessive, a-type.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used after negatives, numbers, certain prepositions, and after nouns preceded by an article or a k-determiner.

Related termsEdit


Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of āu – see (“behind; rear; back; later; after; afterwards; etc.”).
(This character, āu, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

TokelauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.u/
  • Hyphenation: ā‧u

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qa-u. Akin to Hawaiian āu and Samoan au.

PronounEdit

a āu

  1. (alienable) yours
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

āu

  1. (intransitive) to have a strong current

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 3