Glyph of the word 'ni'. and Glyph of the word 'ni'.


  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable ni in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (suf.) before (placed directly after the subject status marker)

Kani kaumu ei ke hava.
“Before I went to sleep I ate.”

Notes: This iku doesn’t really mean anything—or, more accurately, it’s meaning has been irrecoverably lost. In the original, it kind of looked like a basket, I think. Now, one of the sides of that basket has been lost, and the stuff that filled the basket has been reduced to a line.

The determined version of the glyph actually has no use. It might be used with the suffix, but, honestly, I can’t imagine that happening. It’s there to look at, though.

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