Translation:Mahalo, e Kawika!
The Hawaiian letter W
Can the (Hawaiian letter W) be pronounce with the (English language letter V sound) or with the (English language letter W sound) ?
Or does one need to memorize the sound of each individual Hawaiian word with the letter (W) when we hear it spoken?
As far as I know, the Hawaiian letter "w" can be pronounced as either an English v-sound or an English w-sound. I read that the v-sound and the w-sound in Hawaiian are in "free variation", meaning one pronunciation isn't considered more correct than the other. I'm not a native Hawaiian speaker, though, (I just started learning it), so I guess it'll mean more if a native speaker could confirm if this is true.