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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:


October 6, 2018


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    Nice. Thank you very much for these.


    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


    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/


    Oh, hahaha... that Ka Lei Haʻaheo memrise list is mine as well. Iʻd forgotten that I was working on that. :-)


    Oh thanks! I didn't know it was yours :)


    Thank you ever so much! This is really motivating me to learn this beautiful language :)


    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!


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


    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."


    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!!



    You can find links to a number of excellent resources here: http://kanaeokana.net/olelo


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


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


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

    How have you solved the answers issue, 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

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