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