Hawaiian Language, Kauai

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    Learn some Hawaiian

    by cyndyj1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hawaiian is very simple - it has only a few letters and pronunciation is always the same - every vowel is pronounced, even when two are together (just do a minor glottal stop between them).

    Mahalo - thank you (Mah-hah-lo with a long "o")
    Kokua - help
    Pua - flower
    Ono - delicious
    Pali - cliff (hence Na Pali = "the cliffs". Pronounced like Nah Polly)

    Etc. Just making a small amount of effort will pay off in the friendliness of people around you and in your understanding of signs, names, menus, etc.

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