Glyph of the word 'lota'.


  • (v.) to stitch together
  • (v.) to mend (clothing)

Kopuku ia i’i ae lota i ipe.
“Let me fix that.”

Notes: This was a word I coined because I couldn’t fathom how a word for “to sew” could be basic. It didn’t seem basic in Kamakawi: It seemed like something that would be the result of reduplication. And, in fact, it’s a reduplication of this word. So look out for the word “to sew” some time in the future!

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