Aloha! The sound of this word is awesome indeed. I really love it! And after being in love with Indonesian, I could not expect something greater than this. Hawaiian is wonderful and beautiful. =)
It seems that some Hawaiian words or phrases are really musical and beautiful to my ears! :)))
Go go go! Kamehameha!!! :o
The sound to hear the words spoken doesnt work for me!! But the ring sound effect works fine):
I can finally hear a word that sounds correct! Before it was a wrong pronounciation or missing. I think I will wait to learn Hawaiian until it is more consistent.
I do, too. To my Anglophone ear, it sounds like "klay-kamahine". Any native speakers or experts: does that make sense? Does the Hawaiian /k/ have some complex allophones?
It's fairly similar to the English K, but is produced a little differently. There's no L sound there, though. Also, not -ay. It's -ai (similar to eye.)