Learn Hawaiian at Home

Author: Kahikāhealani Wight
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781880188217
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn Hawaiian at Home is a user-friendly introduction to one of the most beautiful languages in the world. This durable, economical package includes a book and two audio cassettes, emphasizing the unique approach this program takes by including songs, written passages, and several dialogs for each chapter. Vocabulary, useful phrases, homework, dialogs, self-tests, answer key, and glossaries provide structured, self-paced lessons that are reinforced by guided practice in pronunciation.

Illustrated Hawaiian Dictionary

Author: Kahikāhealani Wight
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573062398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Serves as a useful resource for beginning speakers and students of the Hawaiian language and for those interested in Hawaiian language, history, and culture. This dictionary contains features that include: over 5,000 entries in Hawaiian and English; an additional 2,500 synonyms and related words and phrases; grammar notes; and more.

Hawaiian Dictionary Phrasebook

Author: A. Scott Britton
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781811361
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hawaii, the fiftieth state, is one of the world's most popular destinations for travel, boasting over 7 million visitors each year. The population is enormously proud of the state's ancestral heritage, a pride reflected in the ubiquity of cultural artefacts and traditions as well as native Hawaiian's status with English as one of the state's two official languages. This unique dictionary and phrasebook offers an excellent introduction to Hawaiian words and phrases, with sections devoted to basic greetings, food and drink, weather, and assorted cultural activities. It is an ideal companion for vacationers and others interested in traditional Hawaiian culture.

Place Names of Hawaii

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824805241
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How many place names are there in the Hawaiian Islands? Even a rough estimate is impossible. Hawaiians named taro patches, rocks, trees, canoe landings, resting places in the forests, and the tiniest spots where miraculous events are believed to have taken place. And place names are far from static--names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones. It is essential, then, to record the names and the lore associated with them now, while Hawaiians are here to lend us their knowledge. And, whatever the fate of the Hawaiian language, the place names will endure. The first edition of Place Names of Hawaii contained only 1,125 entries. The coverage is expanded in the present edition to include about 4,000 entries, including names in English. Also, approximately 800 more names are included in this volume than appear in the second edition of the Atlas of Hawaii.

Hawaiian Dictionary

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824807030
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This standard work of reference... continues offering the happy blend of grammar and lexicon." --American Reference Books Annual For many years, Hawaiian Dictionary has been the definitive and authoritative work on the Hawaiian language. Now this indispensible reference volume has been enlarged and completely revised. More than 3,000 new entries have been added to the Hawaiian-English section, bringing the total number of entries to almost 30,000 and making it the largest and most complete of any Polynesian dictionary. This new edition is more than a dictionary. Containing folklore, poetry, and ethnology, it will benefit Hawaiian studies for years to come.