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I am wondering if anyone out there knows the Hawaiian dialect of Hana, Maui?

In the Hana dialect (Eastern Maui dialect), my grandfather told me daily conversation in the Hana dialect sounded like people saying poems to each other. My grandfather also said it is no where near sounding like the Ni'ihau dialect. I am curious of all of the dialects throughout the islands and hoping to bring back the old dialects throughout. I know in a few dialects, 't' is pronouced instead of 'k' when there is an 'i' before the letter. For instance, "kahiti." In a sentence, "E hele ana wau… Continue

Added by Jonah Kahanu on January 11, 2010 at 11:39pm — 9 Comments

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