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" The number of distinct sounds are about sixteen. No distinction was formerly made between the sounds of k and t, or between those of I and r. In poetry, however, the sound of t was preferred to that of k. The letter w generally sounds like v between the... "
A Short Synopsis of the Most Essential Points in Hawaiian Grammar - Page 5
by William De Witt Alexander - 1891 - 59 pages
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A brief history of the Hawaiian people

William De Witt Alexander - Hawaii - 1891 - 341 pages
...that of k. The letter w generally sounds like v between the penult and final syllable of a word. A is sounded as in father, e as in they, i as in marine, o as in note, u as in rule or as oo in moon. Export of Sugar Export of Rice 1875 1888 Revenue for two years 25 080...
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Hiwa

1900
...that of k. The letter w generally sounds like v between the penult and the final syllable of a word. A is sounded as in father, e as in they, i as in marine, o as in note, u as in rwle, or as oo in moon. 99 Ai, when sounded as a diphthong, resembles the English ay, and au,...
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Hiwa: a tale of ancient Hawaii

Edmund Pearson Dole - Hawaii - 1900 - 107 pages
...of k. The letter to generally sounds like v between the penult and the final syllable ofa word. A is sounded as in father, e as in they, i as in marine, o as in note, u as in rale, or as oo in moon. Ai, when sounded as a diphthong, resembles the English ay, and au,...
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The Paradise of the Pacific: The Hawaiian Islands

George Waldo Browne - Hawaii - 1900 - 230 pages
...sometimes added by writers, but the r takes the sound of 1, the t of k, and b of p. A is pronounced usually as in father ; e as in they ; i as in marine ; o as in mole ; u as in mte. W usually has the sound of v. The only exception to these rules is when the vowel...
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The Story of Hawaii

Mary Charlottle Alexander - 1912
...of k. The letter w generally sounds like v between the penult and the final syllable of a word. "A is sounded as in father e as in they, i as in marine, o as in note, u as in ride or as oo in moon. "Ai when sounded as a diphthong resembles the English ay, and au the...
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The Coming Hawaii

Joseph King Goodrich - Hawaii - 1914 - 329 pages
...vocables may be represented by twelve letters, a, e, i, o, u, h, k, I, m, n, p, w. A is pronounced as in father; e as in they; i as in marine; o as in note; u as in rule (never as in mule, that is, yu). In a very few words the a is slightly shortened until...
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The American Indian Craft Book

Marz Minor - Crafts & Hobbies - 1978 - 416 pages
...lived in and the language it spoke. Unless otherwise indicated, the vowels are pronounced as follows: a as in father, e as in they, i as in marine, o as in note, and u as in flute. The vowels ai like i in fire, and au as ow in now. The consonants are pronounced...
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