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All about Hawaiian (Kolowalu Books)

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Publisher Comments:

This quick and lively tour of the Hawaiian language begins by uncovering its fascinating and often controversial history. With the help of a concise guide to pronunciation, readers learn the importance of the 'okina (') and the kahako; (-), and how these marks affect the meaning as well as the pronunciation of words.

Synopsis:

This brief but factual sketch of Hawaiian begins by uncovering the fascinating and often controversial history of the language, from its place among the other languages of Polynesia to the unusual problems faced by missionaries in devising an alphabet. With the help of a clear and concise guide to pronunciation, learn the importance of the okina and the kahako and how these marks affect the meaning as well as the pronunciation of words. Helpful vocabulary lists introduce words heard and seen most often in place names, in restaurants, and in Hawaiian songs - including those commonly mispronounced even by lifelong Hawai'i residents such as ma kai and ma uka. Lastly, the author discusses ongoing efforts to preserve Hawaiian as a living language through language-teaching programs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824816865
Author:
Schutz, Albert J.
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Location:
Honolulu :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Languages
Subject:
Oceanic & Australian Languages
Subject:
Hawaiian language
Subject:
Hawaii Languages Vocabulary.
Subject:
Hawaiian language -- Grammar.
Subject:
English language -- Dictionaries -- Hawaiian.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Southeast Asian and Pacific Ocean
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Kolowalu Books Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
78
Dimensions:
6.92x4.99x.21 in. .17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This brief but factual sketch of Hawaiian begins by uncovering the fascinating and often controversial history of the language, from its place among the other languages of Polynesia to the unusual problems faced by missionaries in devising an alphabet. With the help of a clear and concise guide to pronunciation, learn the importance of the okina and the kahako and how these marks affect the meaning as well as the pronunciation of words. Helpful vocabulary lists introduce words heard and seen most often in place names, in restaurants, and in Hawaiian songs - including those commonly mispronounced even by lifelong Hawai'i residents such as ma kai and ma uka. Lastly, the author discusses ongoing efforts to preserve Hawaiian as a living language through language-teaching programs.
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