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    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    Is keiki singular or plural?
    Both. You can have one keiki or dozens of keiki, but there is no such word as "keikis." Annoys me every time I hear it!
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    Default Re: HawaiiThreads Christmas Party 2009

    Off topic but I'm almost certain that the plural for Hawaiian words is the same as the singular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Alani View Post
    Off topic but I'm almost certain that the plural for Hawaiian words is the same as the singular.
    Pretty much, but some changes occur - prefix usually changes from "ka" (or "ke") to "na," and some words get kahakō added when they are pluralized, like "kupuna" to "kūpuna." And I'm generalizing from an amateur's perspective.

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    All I do is remember the fact that there is no "S" in the Hawaiian alphabet. After that, I have no idea what to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    (Is keiki singular or plural? It will be singular for me.)
    I can't speak to the Hawaiian language specifically, but I would guess it is very similar to Tongan in it's structure.

    In Tongan, keiki is singluar meaning child. Two children would be "u keiki". Three or more children would be "ongo keiki". The Tongan language had modifier prefixes for the plural. "U" for two of anything or "ONGO" for more than two of anything. "u fale" would be two huts and "ongo fale" would be more than two huts.

    BTW, there is no "NG" combination in the original Tongan language! So what gives with all the "NG's"? Tonga is really Toga. Ongo keiki is really ogo keiki. Ngau Ngaue (a command which means "get busy") is really Gau Gaue.

    So.....the "G" in The Toga language is pronounced like "NG" as in the word "song." The early missionaries, when giving Toga a written language, couldn't decide how to write down that particular sound. Originally it was written "G". Over time, the "NG" designation prevailed since it seemed to give a better description of the sound.

    BTW, BTW, Tonga in most polynesian languages means "South."
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    So far I think we've got:

    1stwahine + guest
    tutusue (definite maybe)
    scrivener (probably)
    AbsolutChaos (8 p.m.)
    Beau
    pzarquon + kilinahe + kids (3)
    cyleet99 + keiki (maybe hubby)

    Any AWOL HTers you know, let 'em know!

    P.S. No, no 's' for plural of keiki.

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    Reservations has been made under Lynn @ 7:00 p.m.

    I made enough reservations for anyone who decides to come last minute.

    Love and ALOHA,

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    wish i could make it; going to maui this weekend; have fun and post some pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    Pencil in two, maybe three for us, so far. Hubby may be on the mainland, may be only the keiki and me.

    (Is keiki singular or plural? It will be singular for me.)
    Ka keiki = singular
    Na keiki = plural

    or so I was taught... (I'm no authority)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    Reservations has been made under Lynn @ 7:00 p.m.

    I made enough reservations for anyone who decides to come last minute.

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn
    AH, 7! See you there!
    Just 1, unless I'm very convincing....

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    Well, poop. Have to be in Makaha first thing Sunday morning which won't work if I party the night before...not because of drinking; because of age!!! I can't get my motor going early in the morning any more! I'm there already so I can hit the sack early.

    Party hearty, everyone! Mele Kalikimaka!

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    I'm at work tonight.
    But wishing you all... all the bestest!
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    I'm really sorry, but I am running really behind today. I don't think I'll make it by 8. I'll try calling after the dinner to see if people are still there, but there's a high likelihood that I won't make it over to La Mariana today...

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    [Expletive deleted]
    I was SO looking forward to this.

    Not this time, unfortunately.

    I hope there was some sort of memorial for Barry.

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    DH sick. Was unable to make it. Many apologies.

    Has been an all around unpleasant afternoon/evening, and I would have rather been with you.

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, all.

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    We really had a fine time tonight. Really we did.

    Dennis, Nelson, Lomi, Jenn, Ryan and me.

    We talked.

    And remembered of da past.

    Watevas.

    Happy Holidays.

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    Wish I could have made it. Keiki from the mainland back for the holidays. Plus, I'm recuperating from elective surgery (cataracts). Oh well, there's always next time.

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