Answers to 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.

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

1. mole { English pronunciation: "mohwl"
Hawaiian Pronunciation: "moh   leh"
 
2. aloe { English pronunciation: "ae   lohw"
Hawaiian pronunciation: "ah   loh   eh""
 
3. like { English pronunciation: "laik"
Hawaiian pronunciation: "lee   keh"
 
4. menu { English pronunciation: "mehn   yoo"
Hawaiian pronunciation: "meh   noo"
 
5. manila { English pronunciation: "muh   nih   luh"
Hawaiian pronunciation: "mah   nee   lah"

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