I was unable to hear any audio for A'ole! Any one else getting this problem?
But i will tell you this what i know: A is pronounced like the A in Hawaii- & Haloha & hahaha E (short e) is like the first "e" in Ever, or the word red. I is pronounced "eeeee" O (long o) is O like "o.k". U(short u) is like in "uggs" or umbrella, fun. W is pronounced v The vowels only make one sound. This makes Hawaiin language much easier to learn then if each vowel had short & long sound.
I believe that is pronounced -oo- as in moon. because i learned to pronounce Puʻu ʻŌʻō for volcanic cone near Kilauea on Big Island.
This dosen't have a pronunciation, so I'm forcing out glottal stops. A-Oleh
I don't know how it is pronounced, but I'm hoping it is pronounced in a way that it just sounds like someone took away an "ssh" from the middle and put an apostrophe...
I'm pretty sure it's all one word. The ' ('okina) in the front of ole is to indicate a glottal stop in the word. No idea what the 'okina in the beginning of words means tho!
The ' is an actual part of the beginning of the word, too. Obviously, if it's used alone, you won't hear it, but if you were to use it after another word, you need the ' to show that it's the word it's meant to be. I can't think of any exanple sentences, but... Ke 'a'ole is different from Ke a'ole.
Hawaiian for English speakers is new they (Duolingo team) didn't add the sound in as of yet my guess is they will add it later or its gonna pull a swahili on us and take a long time for sound
i say pull a swahili on us cause swahili is a old language on here and there is still no sound