https://www.duolingo.com/Tzakzo

Extra Hawaiian Resources [Unofficial]

Aloha mai kākou! I thought it'd be nice to start building a database of different free Hawaiian resources that we can use to complement our Duolingo efforts.

First and foremost, I'd like y'all to add this link to your bookmarks: http://www.wehewehe.org/

It is probably the best online dictionary for ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (it even has sample sentences and etymological information). Its main source is this dictionary (useful link if you don't remember what some abbreviations stand for): http://ulukau.org/elib/cgi-bin/library?c=ped&l=haw

There are also a few interesting resources here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_grammar http://apps.ksbe.edu/olelo/learning-place http://ksdl.ksbe.edu/hawaiian_resources (you can find the famous Kulāiwi videos here)

And I recommend the Hawaiian course on Drops (an app for both iOS and Android) for building up your vocabulary!


Also check out: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29156282


I also enjoy listening to music in my target language so I opened this playlist so everyone can add music (entirely or partially) in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYcRpFPemifKy2SEtjLTuZ-abhsdnRqg2&jct=p0ORgC_nFEhz03zxlfTitIOu3bbJfQ

October 6, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/CadetheBruce
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Nice. Thank you very much for these.

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasJulien
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I also respectfully submit the Memrise course Iʻve been building based on Kahikahealani Wightʻs excellent book "Learn Hawaiian at Home". The course includes the original audio material: https://www.memrise.com/course/944107/learn-hawaiian-at-home-with-audio/ I havenʻt completed creating the course, but may be doing so soon now that Duo has brought my attention back to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

I also encourage support for the author and publisher of the source material by purchasing the book: https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Hawaiian-Home-English/dp/1573062456

Another book Iʻve found useful is "Ka Lei Haaheo: Beginning Hawaiian " by Alberta Hopkins. https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Lei-Haaheo-Beginning-Hawaiian/dp/082481259X

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-Wemal-
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I found the beginning of the book "Ka Lei Haaheo: Beginning Hawaiian", available on Google Books: https://books.google.fr/books?id=P1001ApmJOAC&printsec=frontcover&hl=fr#v=onepage&q&f=false; along with a Memrise vocabulary list: https://www.memrise.com/course/918690/ka-lei-haaheo-beginning-hawaiian/

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasJulien
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Oh, hahaha... that Ka Lei Haʻaheo memrise list is mine as well. Iʻd forgotten that I was working on that. :-)

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-Wemal-
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Oh thanks! I didn't know it was yours :)

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-Wemal-
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Thank you ever so much! This is really motivating me to learn this beautiful language :)

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tnAu8
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Ō-o! Mahalo piha iā ʻoe i kēia. Ua nānā au iā ia, a maikaʻi nō kēlā hana o ʻoe. E aʻo mai au i ka ʻōlelo Hawaii i kēia mau lā me kekahi puke NK8, akā maikaʻi kau papa me nā puana i laila nohoʻi. MAHALO!

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Darth8863
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Just wanted to add this: http://www.ulukau.org/elib/cgi-bin/library?c=spoken&l=en

SPOKEN HAWAIIAN

by Samuel H. Elbert

"The objects of the book are to present the principal conversational and grammatical patterns and the most common idioms, and to prepare the student for a final reward: the capacity to read and enjoy the rich heritage of Hawaiian traditional legends and poetry."

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Waikolea

O wau no me ka haʻahaʻa (humbly submitted) Link provided is to my homeschooling blog where I have started to incorporate ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi resources. I have also posted the Hālau ʻŌlelo facebook feed there. Kumu Kainoa has provided a wonderful interactive FREE resource that brings a face to face (alo me ke alo) approach to learning and speaking ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. E ola ka ʻōlelo!!

https://www.lavamamahomeschooling.com/e-ola-ka-olelo-hawaii/

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattogucci

I found Nā Kai ʻEwalu, which can be purchased at http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/khuok/hknke.php to be very helpful.

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Waikolea

ʻAe! Most of the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi students learn from Na Kai ʻEwalu. Mahalo piha! e Mattogucci

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattogucci

I loved that book! I loved that it taught you Hawaiian using the Hawaiian words for grammar and the "squid" pictures to help you understand sentence structure was really helpful.

I stopped using it because I could not get an answer key for the quizzes in the book. There was a woman who had her own Youtube channel where she taught out of the book, and even offered her own worksheets with answers, but she stopped at about chapter 5 so I had no way of knowing if I was ever correct. I am so glad I can now pick it up again and learn along here with it

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tzakzo

That woman is Ahonui and this is her channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnHawaiian.

How have you solved the answers issue, Mattogucci?

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattogucci

I haven't, unfortunately. Because the book is still used, no one except faculty can get copies of the answer keys. I think the most I can do is study the grammar and apply it to the exercises in Duolingo

October 12, 2018
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