Reading Practice

Directions: The following English words are also found in Hawaiian.8 However, each of them is pronounced differently between the two languages. First, say a word aloud as you would in English. Then, pronounce it like a Hawaiian speaker.

You do not need to write anything; just check to see if your pronunciation matches the description given in the answers. Answers may vary if your dialect does not resemble General American English.

   home { English pronunciation: "hohwm"
Hawaiian Pronunciation: "hoh   meh"

1. mole  
2. aloe  
3. like  
4. menu  
5. manila  

Answers to Reading Practice

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