Glyph of the word 'no'.


  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable no in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (num.) three
  • (adj.) third
  • (v.) to triple
  • (suf.) creates a trial

Au ivi iano i’i.
“I like you three.”

Notes: As with ka, no can be used as a suffix to modify pronouns to create a kind of ad hoc trial form. I don’t know how official it is, but it exists.

You might notice that there’s no determined version of the iku above. This is intentional. To get either the number three or the syllable no, one must use the undetermined version. The reason is that the determined version is reserved exclusively for something else (and that we’ll see later on).

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