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Shannon is pronounced and spelled Kanona in Hawaiian.
I learned in a linguistics class a long time ago that this is because there is no "sh" sound in Hawaiian ("k" is the closest sound) and syllables do not end in consonants so the vowel "a" has to be added to the end.
I learned the spelling of the name when a friend brought a keychain with both "Shannon" and "Kanona" on it back from Hawaii.
-- circlesky  1/5/2005

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