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Hawaiian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-Polynesian *-haʻa. Compare the second element of Tongan kaihaʻa.

Pronunciation

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Suffix

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  1. pejorative suffix
    ʻai + ‎ → ‎ʻaiā

Derived terms

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Category Hawaiian terms suffixed with -ā not found

References

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  • Pukui, Mary Kawena, Elbert, Samuel H. (1986) “-ā”, in Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

Okinawan

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Romanization

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  1. Rōmaji transcription of あー