Ku

Glyph of the word 'ku'. and Glyph of the word 'ku'.

ku

  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable ku in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (n.) aloe plant

A li ia ie ku.
“Get the aloe.”

Notes: That’s something I heard a lot as a kid. Ahh…sunburns and cuts. That should be the title of the book describing my childhood.

This iku‘s supposed to look like an aloe plant (kind of), so I hope it does. The determined variant is reserved for the noun; the undetermined for everything else. The aloe plant, of course, has a number of healing properties, and I don’t think a culture could exist that had the aloe plant and didn’t use it. It’s good stuff.

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