Ka’a

Glyph of the word 'ka'a'.

ka’a

  • (n.) crow

A fuila ka’a ie uomoko.
“The crow flies at night.”

Notes: Probably a couple different ways to say that, but one interesting thing about this word is I have it defined in my dictionary as “crow” or “raven”. Well I’ll be hanged if I didn’t learn recently that crows and ravens are different animals! I mean, really, how about that! So I had to decide on one of them to be ka’a, and I’ve decided on “crow” (and, yes, the word is onomatopoeic).

Regarding the iku, the syllabic glyph ha is kind of embellished to look a bit bird-like, and that’s how this one was made.

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