‘Olelo ‘Oiwi - Hawaiian Language Fundamentals (Revised Edition)

‘Olelo ‘Oiwi - Hawaiian Language Fundamentals (Revised Edition)

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‘Olelo ‘Oiwi: Hawaiian Language Fundamentals is a clear and easy-to-use text for beginning Hawaiian language learners as well as for more advanced students who wish to review – or even expand – their knowledge of basic fundamentals. Grammatical structures are thoroughly explained in nontechnical language with simple elements taught first and then used as building blocks to facilitate mastery of more difficult patterns. Vocabulary and practice activities relate to practical everyday situations.

Each chapter also includes information on proper pronunciation and cultural usage of the language enabling the learner to acquire a deeper appreciation of the intricacies and uniqueness of Hawaiian, the living native language of our island home. Drafts of the text were extensively tested in both high school and community college classes before first publication in 1994. This new edition, which has been completely reformatted and updated, also includes additional information about language usage, especially as heard among native speakers on Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau.

Hokulani Cleeland currently serves as secondary teacher, language consultant, editor in chief for curriculum materials, and governing board member at Ke Kula Ni’ihau O Kekaha Learning Center, a public charter school located on Kaua‘i whose primary mission is to help perpetuate the Ni‘ihau dialect of the Hawaiian language. He is also a registered court interpreter for Ni‘ihau Hawaiian.
Page Count
576 pages
Dimensions 9" x 6" x 1.5"
Hokulani Cleeland
Publish Date
December 2022

Kamehameha Publishing
Printed in China

ISBN 13 978-0-873366-58-8

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