Kuapo ʻŌlelo
Hawaiian Hawaii & English

The Hawaiian Language: Its Spelling and Pronunciation

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
 

PART ONE: SPELLING
Spelling
Alphabet
W-Glide
‘Okina
Kahakō
Spelling Rules
SPELLING
Worksheet 1
 

PART TWO: PRONUNCIATION
Pronunciation
NATIVE SPEECH
Worksheet 2
VOWELS
Word Drill
Worksheet 3
KAHAKŌ
Word Drill
Worksheet 4
‘OKINA
Word Drill
Worksheet 5
DIPHTHONGS
Word Drill
Worksheet 6
 

PART THREE: MISPRONUNCIATION
Mispronunciation
Comparative Word List
Mispronounced Words
MISPRONUNCIATION
Worksheet 7
 

PART FOUR: SUPPLEMENTARY EXERCISES
SUPPLEMENTARY EXERCISES
SPELLING
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
READING
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
SONGS
Exercise 6
Exercise 7
Exercise 8
 

ANSWER KEY
 

EPILOGUE
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS