Hawaiian language has gained, but mispronunciations abound - Ha...
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#1 Dec 21, 2009
And, of course, if you moved to NJ, you might need to learn names such as "Amboy" and "Manalapan" and "Matchaponix" and "Secaucus" and "Metuchen" and "Manhattan". Not to mention: Tulpehocken, Hoboken, Throgs Neck, Verazzano, Staten Island, Long Island (pronounced "Lung Guyland"), etc. And I admit that I don't know how to pronounce all of them (particularly "Metuchen", to which I've taken to calling May-touch-en, but how do I know it isn't Mee-tooshen?)
#2 Dec 21, 2009
How do we know if today's Hawaiian pronunciation is correct? Like other languages, there could have been different dialects. Take, for example, Ni'ihau's Hawaiians. I've heard that the Hawaiians there have a vocabulary that many other Hawaiians don't understand. Hawaiians from the Big Island could have had another dialect too. What constitutes correctness?
#3 Dec 22, 2009
It is a good language..thanks to the missionaries for translating it and preserving it.
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