Glyph of the word 'fa'. and Glyph of the word 'fa'.


  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable fa in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (n.) seed, seedling
  • (v.) to plant seeds, to seed
  • (n.) dad

Ape owa ei i fa ipuke…
“Every time I plant a seed…”

Notes: He say, “Kill it before it grow!” He say, “Kill them before they grow!” And so!

The world was given a gift in Bob Marley, the old Iron Lion himself. And while it’s too bad he fell under the sway of Rastafarianism, it didn’t strip him of his soul.

So I just now realized how suggestive it is that the word for “seed” (the determined version of fa) is cognate with the word for “dad” (just the name a kid calls his father; the proper word for “father” is different). I swear that it wasn’t intended! The shortening of fala is fa, which just happens to be the same word for sowing seeds. I’m not taking the blame for this one!

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2 Responses to “Fa”

  1. Ka kavaka Amanda ti:

    Seeds are sown, not sewn :)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Pff… I knew that. I was just, uh…testing you. You…passed. Good job! As a reward, you can go to Gravatar.com and create yourself a little avatar that will show up when you make comments on my site! :D

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