interjection, Why? What? For what reason? To do What? To ask what? (Aha frequently follows he and is often written heaha; cf. Gram. 4.6, 8.5.)
- He aha? What is it? What?
- He aha kēlā? What is that?
- He aha kāna? What has he got there? What does he have to say about it? What business is it of his [sarcastic]?
- I ke aha? Why? What for?
- He aha ia mea? What of it [frequently spoken with an outward gesture of the right hand with palm upwards]?
- He … aha? What kind of? For what purpose? He hale aha kēlā? What kind of a house is that? What is it used for? He mea aha? What's it used for [annoyance]? Why?
- He aha ihola lā, no one knows why, for no apparent reason.
- He aha ihola lā ʻo ka ua nō ia, for no reason it's raining. To what? Why?
- E hele ana ʻoe i ke aha? Why are you going?
- No ke aha? Why?
- E aha ana ʻoe? What are you doing?
- E aha ʻia ana? What is being done?
- E aha ana lā lāua nie? (FS 231) What are the two doing here?
- I aha ʻia ke kaʻa? What happened to the car?
- I aha ai ka hele ʻana? (pronounced iahai), Why go?
- E kamaʻilio ā e aha? What's the use of talking?
- Aha maila ke kahuna, “He mea aha?” (Kep. 21) The priest asked, “What's that?”
- O aha? Lest what? What will happen then?
- O ahaʻina (contraction of o aha ʻia ana)? Lest what happen?
- PPN haa and probably hafa, PEP afa.
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