|Subject:||Re: Possibly off-topic - Need help with Hawaiian pronunciation|
|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||May 10, 2007 at 10:59:13 AM|
|Reply to:||Possibly off-topic - Need help with Hawaiian pronunciation by JMS|
The following site says:
The letter W is pronounced [w] or [v] after a, [v] after i or e and [w] after o or u.
So unfortunately the pronunciation of the "w" in Kawekiu is still up in the air.
The other consonants have the values they normally would in English. I believe that the IPA symbols the site uses has the vowels as usually "a"= "ah", "e" = "eh", "i" = ee, and "u" = "oo" as in "boot".
The apostrophe in Ka'iulani indicates a "glottal stop", meaning that the vowel sounds of the a and i are distinctly separated and do not at all blend into the "eye" sound.
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