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Mr. J.S. Emerson points out to me a classic example of the passive used as an imperative -- an old form unknown to-day -- in the story of the rock, Lekia, the "pohaku o Lekia" which overlooks the famous Green Lake at Kapoho,
Aiai then came to Oahu, first landing at Makapuu, in Koolau, where he founded a _pohaku-ia_ (fish stone) for red fish and for speckled fish, and called it Malei.
The Hawaiians speak of them as _pohaku eho_, which, the author believes, is the name given to a phallus, and describe them as plain uncarved pillars.
There are still seen, scattered in various places, the hewn stones of King Umi, _na pohaku kulai a Umi_.
a rock, _ua pe'epe'e pohaku_ (verse 4); shifting about on account of the veering of the wind, _luli-luli malie iho_
"Kui paloo hou auanei ka hekili ekolu pohaku, ua hala ia'u ka pea kapu o kukulu o Tahiti, aia wau i Kealohilani, ua pau kuu kino kapu Akua alaila