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Exploring  Hawaii’s Language



The Hawaiian language is beautiful; melodic. It flows smoothly off the tongue. Ni’ihau is the only Hawaiian island that speaks Hawaiian language every day. The Hawaiian language has 12 letters – 5 vowels and 7 consonants. The vowels are A, E, I, O, U. The consonants are H, K. L, M, N, P, and W. The consonants are pronounced as they are in the mainland, expect for W, which is pronounced with a V. The verbs

A sounds like ah in above.

E sounds like a in say.

I sounds like ee in bee.

O sounds like the long o in aloha.

U sound like oo in boo.

There you have it. Now time to practice.


Cite: O’ahu Revealed by Andrew Doughty



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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