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Subject: Re: How is Kiana pronounced?
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: June 4, 2006 at 1:23:45 PM
Reply to: How is Kiana pronounced? by Ylva
The "transliterations" of "English" names into Hawaiian ones don't necessarily preserve the vowel sounds of the original names. The pronunciation of Kiana in Hawaiian would be "kee-ah-nah". To get "Kye-ana" in Hawaiian I believe you'd have to use the spelling Kaiana.

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