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The Hawaiian Language
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Mar 20, 2006, 10:36 PST



Hawaiian

The Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian Language Beginner Lessons

This is an excellent primer for beginners and an excellent guide for those who want to go further with their lessons. Start with the Hawaiian alphabet and Ka Mele Pî`âpâ (the Alphabet Song), then move up to more advanced language lessons:

The first 100 words to learn in any language
101 of the easiest Hawaiian words you’ll ever learn

Numbers
Colors
Speak Hawaiian like a local (funny!)
Basic Conversational Hawaiian - Getting to know you.
Do’s and Don’ts

This is just a sampling of lessons. Make sure that you scroll down to the bottom of the page for more.
Source:       Aunty D

Native Tongue Glossary
Although this is a small glossary of Hawaiian words the sound files are wonderful. They really give you an idea of the beauty of the Hawaiian language.
Source:       Aletha Kaohi and E. Kalani Flores


The History of the Hawaiian Language

Ölelo Hawai'i

Learn a bit about the history of this island language. This is a short, but informative history of the native Hawaiian tongue.
Source:       Les Drent - Coffee Times

Fun Stuff

Your Name in Hawaiian
Would you like to know what your name would be if you lived in Hawaii? This chart will let you look it up. Perhaps you’d like to adopt your Hawaiian name for your visit to the islands.
Source:       eHawaii

The Coconut Boyz Hawaiian Dictionary
Aloha! You've reached Mo and Lolo's Cyber Hawaiian Dictionary! Who knew you could translate words instantly? This translator has over 5,000 Hawaiian-English and English-Hawaiian words. Try it today!
Source:       Adtrix Internet Group




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