Hava

Glyph of the word 'hava'.

hava

  • (v.) to eat
  • (n.) food

Ka hava kaneko ie katativa li’i!
“The cat ate my bacon!”

Notes: Happy Caturday! :D

Today’s cat word is a useful one for humans, too, as it’s the word we’d translate as “to eat”. Eating is an affliction humans haven’t evolved out of yet, so we’ve got a lot of words to describe everything connected with the process.

Below is a picture of Keli going after her food, though I note with irony that you can’t actually see her food dish in the picture; just her water dish. I couldn’t resist her little pink tongue, though!

Keli going after food.

I’ve probably used the word hava dozens of times already in posts here, so it’s nice to have it defined. Eating just keeps happening…

Regarding the iku, I see the human face in there (you can see the iku for hu serves as the base), but I can’t recall what the “Y” shape is for… I know I had a very specific reason for putting it there, but that reason escapes me. I mean, I guess it’s food, but what kind?

Oh! Maybe it’s a mouth and a tongue, like so: :razz: Doesn’t seem Kamakawi-style, but…who knows? The actual explanation has long since left me.

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2 Responses to “Hava”

  1. Ka kavaka Rejistania ti:

    Spaghetti! The iku is eating spaghetti. Or some other kind of long noodles. At least this is what it looks like to me! ;)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Ha! I like it.

    Speaking of which, spaghetti sounds good right now…

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