Kuapo ʻŌlelo
Hawaiian Hawaii & English

PART ONE: S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G

The Hawaiian spelling used today is basically the same as that established by American missionaries in 1826, who were influenced by English missionaries in the South Pacific. Hawaiian spelling is therefore very similar to the spelling used for Sāmoan, Tahitian, Māori, and Tongan.

There are five vowel sounds:

A E I O U

and eight consonant letters:

H K L M N P W ‘ (‘okina)

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