Kuapo ʻŌlelo
Hawaiian Hawaii & English

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Download QuickTime 4 now! He mau ho‘olaha kēia i hana ‘ia e ka Hale Kuamo‘o me ke kāko‘o o ka ‘Aha Pūnana Leo. He mau waihona QuickTime kēia; inā ‘a‘ole i loa‘a ke QuickTime i kāu kamepuila, hiki ke ho‘oili ‘ia mai ke kahua pa‘a o ka Apple Computer. E kōmi ma luna o ke ki‘i ma ka ‘ākau.

Download QuickTime 4 now!These are radio announcements developed by the Hale Kuamo‘o with the assistance of the ‘Aha Punana Leo. They are in QuickTime format; if you do not already have QuickTime installed in your computer you can download it from Apple Computer. Just click on the graphic to the right.

E kōmi ma luna o ke ki‘iona Quicktime no ka ho‘olohe ‘ana i ka waihona e wehewehe ‘ia ma ke kikokikona.

Simply click on the Quicktime icon to listen to the file described in the text.

Quicktime GraphicMa ka pae‘āina ‘o Hawai‘i wale nō e ‘ōlelo ‘ia ai ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

Quicktime GraphicThere is no place else but Hawai'i where Hawaiian is spoken.

Quicktime GraphicAia ma kahi o ka ‘ehiku kaukani ‘elima haneli po‘e e a‘o ana i ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i i kēia manawa.

Quicktime Graphic There are approximately 7,500 people learning the Hawaiian language today.

Quicktime Graphic" ‘O ‘oe ka luāhi o kāu mele."

Quicktime GraphicYou bear both the good and bad consequences of the poem that you write.

Ua ‘oi aku ka pākēneka o ka po‘e ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i i hiki ke heluhelu a kākau ma mua o nā lāhui ‘ē a‘e ma Hawai‘i ma ka ho‘omaka ‘ana o kēia kenekulia.

Quicktime GraphicAt the beginning of this century, Hawaiians had a literacy rate higher than any other ethnic group in Hawai'i.

Quicktime GraphicMa ka makahiki 1896, ua ho‘opau ‘ia ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ma nā kula aupuni e ke aupuni Lepupalika ‘o Hawai‘i.

Quicktime GraphicIn 1896 Hawaiian was outlawed as a language of education by the Republic of Hawai'i.

Quicktime GraphicHe mau hua‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ‘oko‘a no ka mea ho‘okahi.

Quicktime GraphicThere different Hawaiian words for the same thing.

Quicktime Graphic‘A‘ole he 12 wale nō huapalapala o ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

Quicktime GraphicThere are more than 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

Quicktime GraphicUa ‘ike anei ‘oe i ka hana o ke kahakō?

Quicktime GraphicDo you know what the kahako (macron) does?

Quicktime GraphicUa ‘oi aku ka nui o ka hana ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ma mua o ka nui o ka po‘e i hiki ke lawelawe i kēia mau hana.

Quicktime Graphic There is more work to be done in the Hawaiian language than there are people who qualified to do this work.

Quicktime Graphic‘O ke kula ‘o Lahainaluna ke kula ki‘eki‘e mua loa ma ka ‘ao‘ao komohana o ka muliwai ‘o Mississippi.

Quicktime Graphic Lahainaluna was the first high school west of the Mississippi.

‘O ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ka ‘ōlelo ‘ōiwi ‘Amelika mua loa i loa‘a ka papa lawelawe ho‘olaha a me ke kahua pa‘a World Wide Web i mālama ‘ia ma kāna ‘ōlelo iho.

Quicktime GraphicHawaiian was the first indigenous language to have its own bulletin board service and World Wide Web server in its own language.

Quicktime Graphic‘A‘ole na nā mikioneli mua o Hawai‘i nei i ha‘i mua i ka ‘euanelio ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

Quicktime Graphic It was not the first missionaries in Hawai'i who first preached the gospel in Hawaiian.

Quicktime Graphic‘Oi aku ka nui o nā mo‘olelo Hawai‘i e pili ana i ka wā kahiko ma mua o nā mo‘olelo i kākau ‘ia no ‘Enelani, e like ho‘i me Beowulf.

Quicktime Graphic There are more written stories about old Hawai' i than there are stories about old England, such as Beowulf.

Quicktime GraphicUa unuhi ‘ia kekahi mau mo‘olelo ‘ōlelo Pelekāne kaulana e like ho‘i me Ivanhoe, Moby Dick, and Charlotte's Web ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

Quicktime GraphicMany famous books have been translated into Hawaiian, such as Ivanhoe, Moby Dick, and Charlotte's Web.

Quicktime GraphicMa ka mokupuni ‘o Ni‘ihau wale nō i ‘ōlelo ‘ia ai ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i e ko laila po‘e a pau.

Quicktime GraphicNi'ihau is the only island where Hawaiian is spoken by all of its inhabitants.

Quicktime GraphicUa pa‘i ‘ia he kanalima a ‘oi nūpepa ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i i kēlā kenekulia i hala aku nei.

Quicktime GraphicMore than 50 different newspapers were printed in Hawaiian before the turn of the last century.

Quicktime GraphicUa ‘ike anei ‘oe i ka hana o ka ‘okina?

Quicktime GraphicDo you know what the 'okina is for?

Quicktime Graphic‘O ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, he ‘ōlelo kūhelu o Hawai‘i nei, ‘o ia pū me ka ‘ōlelo Pelekane

Quicktime GraphicHawaiian is an official language of the State of Hawai'i, along with English.

Quicktime GraphicUa ho‘omaka kekahi mau ‘ohana e ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ma ka home.

Quicktime GraphicSome families have started to use Hawaiian as the language of the home.

Quicktime GraphicUa ho‘omaka kekahi mau hui pā‘oihana e ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, a e ‘ae ‘ia ana nā pila kīko‘o i kākau ‘ia ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i e kekahi mau panakō.

Quicktime GraphicSome businesses have begun to use Hawaiian, and checks written in Hawaiian are being accepted by most banks.

Quicktime GraphicMa mua o ka loa‘a ‘ana o ka ‘ōlelo pa‘i ‘ai haole, ua loa‘a ka ‘ōlelo pa‘i ‘ai Hawai‘i.

Quicktime GraphicBefore there was Pidgin English, there was Pigin Hawaiian.

Quicktime GraphicUa ho‘okumu ka ‘Oihana Ho‘ona‘auao i papahana kula i a‘o ‘ia ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

The state Department of Education established a school program called the Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai'i where students are taught through the Hawaiian language.

Quicktime GraphicUa wehe ‘ia ka Pūnana Leo mua loa ma Kekaha, Kaua‘i ma ka makahiki 1984.

Quicktime GraphicThe first Punana Leo preschool was opened in Kekaha, Kaua'i in 1984.

Quicktime GraphicUa lō‘ihi nō ho‘i kekahi o nā mele kahiko, e like ho‘i me ke kumulipo.

Quicktime Graphic Some Hawaiian chants were very long, such as the kumulipo.

Quicktime GraphicHe ‘ōlelo Polenekia ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, e like ho‘i ma ka ‘ōlelo Kāmoa, ka ‘ōlelo Tonga, a me ka ‘ōlelo Māori.

Quicktime GraphicHawaiian is a Polynesian language, like Samoan, Tongan, and Maori.

Quicktime GraphicUa ‘oko‘a ka puana ‘ia ‘ana o nā huapalapala H a me K ma waena o ka po‘e mānaleo.

Quicktime GraphicThe letters H and K are pronounced differently among native speakers.

Quicktime GraphicUa ‘oko‘a ka puana ‘ana i ka hua‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ho‘okahi nō, aia i ka ‘āina i ho‘opuka ‘ia ai.

Quicktime GraphicSome Hawaiian words may be pronounced differently in different areas.

Quicktime GraphicHe hana ma‘amau ma ke oli ka ho‘ololi ‘ana i ka puana ‘ana i nā hua‘olelo.

RealAudio GraphicThe pronunciation of words in chants are frequently changed.