|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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