ā‘au

ā‘au, poss. cplx (prep. + pers.pron.). Belonging to you (sg.), of alienable possessions; performed by you (sg.), of actions; when used before nouns marks the noun as plural (usu. indefinite paucal) except after kāre and ‘okota‘i.

Ko ā‘au puaka tēnā?
Are those your pigs?;

tēnā puaka ā‘au,
that pig of yours;

ēnā puaka ā‘au,
those pigs of yours;

Kāre ā‘au puaka?
Haven’t you got a pig?;

Ko te pātikara tērā ā‘au i ‘apai mai ei.
That is the bicycle which you brought.
[ā1, ‘au6.]

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