Lesson 1 Review
e is not ey, o is not ow, i is not iy, u is not uw
The kahakō/macron is a line above a vowel that means you should extend that vowel's spoken duration.
A-U = ‘ + long vowel
ma‘aka (uppercase), na‘ina‘i (lowercase), hua‘ōlelo hou (new word)
1. V: Vowel, Long Vowel or Diphthong
• change the sound of any letters
Hawaiian Stress Rule: Stress the second-to-last vowel of every stress group.
For words under four syllables, apply the Hawaiian Stress Rule: to:
1. Long vowels
The last stressed vowel in a word is the loudest.
Common Words and Phrases:
Aloha! (Hello/Goodbye), welina (salutations), Aloha wau iā ‘oe. (I love you.), (e komo) mai (welcome), Pehea ‘oe? (How are you?), Maika‘i au. (I am well.), Hau‘oli au. (I am happy.), Kaumaha au. (I am sad/depressed.), MĂluhiluhi au. (I am tired.), Ma‘i au. (I am ill.), oia mau ([I feel] same as always), (e) kala mai (excuse me/sorry), kala mai ia‘u (excluse me/sorry), Auē! (Gosh!), Ano ‘ē! (Weird!/How strange!), (e) ‘olu‘ole (‘oe) (please), ‘olu‘olu mai (please), mahalo (thanks), ‘a‘ole pilikia (not a problem), ‘a‘ohe pilikia (no problem), ā hui hou (until we meet again)
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