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He Papahana Lēkiō ʻo Ka Leo Hawaiʻi (Makahiki 2000)
December 09, 2010 08:48 PM PST
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E ola mau ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!Mele Kalikimaka 2010!
December 03, 2010 10:37 PM PST
He makana mele nāu. A gift of song for you.
PŌ HEMOLELE (O HOLY NIGHT)
Pō hemolele ke ʻōlino nei nā hōkū
Ka pō i hānau ai ka Hoʻōla
Loa ke ao me nā hewa nā luʻuluʻu
Ka wā i hōʻea mai a ʻolu ka ʻuhane
Hauʻoli ē nā luhi manaʻolana
Pohā nūhou ka wena o ka lā
Pelu nā kuli, hoʻolohe i nā leo ʻānela
Ka pō kamahaʻo i hānau ai ʻo Kristo
Ka pō kamahaʻo, ka pō kamahaʻo!
Translated by Martha K. Poepoe
Pō hemolele / ke ʻōlino nei / nā hōkū
Ka pō / i hānau ai / ka Hoʻōla
Loa / ke ao / me nā hewa nā luʻuluʻu
Ka wā / i hōʻea mai / a / ʻolu / ka ʻuhane
Hauʻoli ē / nā luhi manaʻolana
Pohā nūhou / ka wena / o ka lā
Pelu / nā kuli, / hoʻolohe / i nā leo ʻānela
Ka pō kamahaʻo / i hānau ai / ʻo Kristo
Ka pō kamahaʻo, ka pō kamahaʻo!
Note: The original image used in this Christmas card with permission is copyright protected by Herb Kāne. Please do not duplicate/distribute. Clip of Pō Hemolele (O Holy Night) used with permission by the Mountain Apple Company. Mahalo nui!
Context of Christmas card image: The Polynesian migration to Hawaiʻi was part of one of the most remarkable achievements of humanity: the discovery and settlement of the remote, widely scattered islands of the central Pacific. The migration began before the birth of Christ. While Europeans were sailing close to the coastlines of continents before developing navigational instruments that would allow them to venture onto the open ocean, voyagers from Fiji, Tonga, and Sāmoa began to settle islands in an ocean area of over 10 million square miles. The settlement took a thousand years to complete and involved finding and fixing in mind the position of islands, sometimes less than a mile in diameter on which the highest landmark was a coconut tree. By the time European explorers entered the Pacific Ocean in the 16th century almost all the habitable islands had been settled for hundreds of years.A Great Makana Kalikimaka (Christmas Gift)
December 08, 2009 10:27 AM PST
Here's a great makana Kalikimaka (Christmas Gift): Lei Pūpū O Niʻihau (Niʻihau shell lei).
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December 06, 2009 02:10 AM PST
Show Notes: An in-depth look into the intricacies of proper spelling and pronunciation of Hawaiian words.
Lōʻihi: 16:33 :: Nui: 19 MB
:: 00:00 Hoʻolauna (Intro)
:: 01:31 Hawaiian Word Survey (columns 2 and 3)
:: 14:58 Panina (Closing)
:: 15:56 Special announcement
This episode is brought to you by the kind donations of the following people: Kim V., Debbie B., Sarah W., Brendan R., Louis M. and George M. Mahalo nui loa!
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Spelling and Pronunciation PDF 2009
November 26, 2009 12:14 AM PST
Purchase the downloadable, 4-page PDF needed for episode 01 and 02 for $3.00 via PayPal HERE.
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards 2008
August 26, 2008 02:33 PM PDT
Welina me ke aloha iā kākou!
Mele Manaka 2008
April 03, 2008 01:20 PM PDT
Live online streaming of Mele Manaka (Merrie Monarch) begins tonight at 6 p.m. (HST).
May the best hālau hula win!
March 12, 2008 12:33 PM PDT
This Poʻalima (Friday, the 14th of Malaki), the annual Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni O Kamehameha will be held on Oʻahu broadcast statewide in HD and streamed live worldwide on the web. This year's theme has to do with, ʻae, pololei, ka hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language revitalization, which you are a part of), as the haumāna of Kamehameha honor the Hawaiian language by singing the songs of 10 Hawaiian poets of our generation, from noted haku mele, Larry Lindsey "Kauanoe" Kimura and ʻAnakē ʻĪlei Beniamina to Kealiʻi Reichel.
Tune in and hear the sweet sounds of the ʻōlelo in the choral style with incomparable attention to detail in using correct pronunciation (kahakō and ʻokina) and enunciation of those vowel sounds as a Hawaiian language award is at stake.
View the loulou (links) below for more information:
Ke aloha nō,
P.S. And don't forget to mark your ʻalemanaka (calendar) for the upcoming annual Hoʻokūkū Hula ʻO Merrie Monarch (a.k.a. Mele Manaka) next month.
View the loulou (link) below for more information:
ʻĀhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola
March 10, 2008 06:42 PM PDT
Please check out a Hawaiian language pilot news program on KGMB9's (CBS) morning newscast. Click here for more info:
ʻAuhea ʻOe, E Ke Hoa?
January 17, 2008 04:41 PM PST
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The iSpeak Hawaiian podcast is for Hawaiians, local businesses including the local broadcast and recording industries and for anyone who is truly interested in the Hawaiian culture and its mother tongue, ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language.
ʻŌlelo Ala Nuʻukia (Mission)
To use the medium of podcasting to reach a worldwide audience providing a strong introductory foundation into the language, to help boost confidence and self-esteem ultimately fostering cultural pride and identity, to help raise awareness and sensitivity by ensuring proper usage of the language creating economic viability, and to support the building of a critical mass of at least 100,000 speakers, which is key in order for the language to successfully pass from one generation to the next.
Hoʻohana ʻia ka ʻōlelo aloha i haku ʻia e Holo H.
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