- (syl.) glyph for the syllable ko in the Kamakawi syllabary
- (adv./pron.) here, this place, at this place
- (adv./pron.) now, this time, at this time
- (suf.) attached to pronouns to mark proximity (usually used in opposition to something else or for emphasis)
Ale ia ko.
Notes: This word is pe‘s partner in crime. It denotes nearness in many ways: temporally, spatially, even socially. As I mentioned with pe, the determined version is actually not that common. Mostly it’s used when the word itself occurs next to words that are spelled out in the kavaka i oala so that the reader can be sure that the adverb/pronoun isn’t a part of that word.