♦ Endearing terms: nūnū maka onaona (see dove); kole maka onaona (see kole); kūmū (slang); milimili, lei, aloha, ku'u 'ōnohi, hiwahiwa, pua mae 'ole, aloha makamae. The singular possessives ku'u, my, and kō, your, are endearing, and the inclusive pronouns kāua and kākou, as well as the demon. nei, as in Hawai'i nei, my [beloved] Hawai'i. Cf. Gram. 12.

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