Hoata

Glyph of the word 'hoata'.

hoata

  • (n.) owl

A pata hoata.
“The owl is brown.”

Notes: Ha. Those words kind of rhyme in both Kamakawi and English…

I’ve had a fondness for owls ever since I first saw Disney’s The Sword in the Stone. There such quaint little animals; so finely dressed. They look like they’re wearing little business suits.

The glyph can kind of be seen as an ikunoala, but I wasn’t confident enough to give it that category. I can see the glyph for ho and the glyph for a, but it’s the glyph for ta that eludes me… That characteristic swoop is missing. It’s clear that at least some syllabic elements are in there, though, so I’ve called it an iku’ui.

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