a`a na kotou i kona?: What are you doing there? used idiomatically in the following; kua inangaro ainei koe iaku?; do you like, or love me?; no te a`a of course, or yes I do, or, why not: the following further examples will show idiomatic use: i a`a na koe i toou oki`anga mai? what did you do when you returned, or, what were you doing when you returned? ; e a`a tikai koe? what is it? – equivalent to the English – what ever is the matter with you? ; ko Ioane toou ingoa. Ioane a`a? your name is John. John what?