Glyph of the word 'katava'.


  • (n.) palm tree
  • (v.) to be tall
  • (adj.) tall

Ala ei ie paleumi o katava.
“I’m in the city of palms.”

Notes: Indeed, I’m in Palm Springs for the 2011 CAG Conference. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve been to Palm Springs once before, and what I remember is not enough palm trees and virtually no springs. What a downer. I’ll see what I can find this time around.

I figured if “tall” was going to come from somewhere (as opposed to nowhere), it should come from “palm tree”, since palm trees are mighty tall. I’m also a big fan. To me, palm trees let me know I’m home, and places without them seem alien and menacing.

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