- your second person singular, o-type
Hawaiian possessive pronouns
The o-type forms are used for possessions that are inherited, out of personal control, and for things that can be got into (houses, clothes, cars). The a-type forms are used for acquired possessions.
|1st person||koʻu, kaʻu
kuʻu (affectionate, o- and a-type)
|ko māua, kā māua (exclusive)
ko kāua, kā kāua (inclusive)
|ko mākou, kā mākou (exclusive)|
ko kākou, kā kākou (inclusive)
|2nd person||kou, kāu
kō (affectionate, o- and a-type)
|ko ʻolua, kā ʻolua||ko ʻoukou, kā ʻoukou|
|3rd person||kona, kāna||ko lāua, kā lāua||ko lākou, kā lākou|
- A tree with wood highly valued for woodworking, Cordia subcordata
- English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.