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The iSpeak Hawaiian podcast is for Hawaiians, local businesses including the local broadcast and recording industries and for anyone who is truly interested in the Hawaiian culture and its mother tongue, ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language.
ʻŌlelo Ala Nuʻukia (Mission)
To use the medium of podcasting to reach a worldwide audience providing a strong introductory foundation into the language, to help boost confidence and self-esteem ultimately fostering cultural pride and identity, to help raise awareness and sensitivity by ensuring proper usage of the language creating economic viability, and to support the building of a critical mass of at least 100,000 speakers, which is key in order for the language to successfully pass from one generation to the next.
Hoʻohana ʻia ka ʻōlelo aloha i haku ʻia e Holo H.

iSpeak Hawaiian Alika

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    • 3.8, 17 Ratings

The iSpeak Hawaiian podcast is for Hawaiians, local businesses including the local broadcast and recording industries and for anyone who is truly interested in the Hawaiian culture and its mother tongue, ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language.
ʻŌlelo Ala Nuʻukia (Mission)
To use the medium of podcasting to reach a worldwide audience providing a strong introductory foundation into the language, to help boost confidence and self-esteem ultimately fostering cultural pride and identity, to help raise awareness and sensitivity by ensuring proper usage of the language creating economic viability, and to support the building of a critical mass of at least 100,000 speakers, which is key in order for the language to successfully pass from one generation to the next.
Hoʻohana ʻia ka ʻōlelo aloha i haku ʻia e Holo H.

    LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX: Larry Lindsey Kimura

    LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX: Larry Lindsey Kimura

    Larry Lindsey Kimura of Hawaiʻi Island was just a child when he began to sense that the Hawaiian language his grandmother spoke fluently was on the verge of extinction. Ever since, he has committed his life to the preservation and perpetuation of the language, as a teacher and developer of innovative programs, including Pūnana Leo, the Hawaiian language preschools.

    Original airdate: 31.Mei.2016

    • 26 min
    Mele Kalikimaka 2010!

    Mele Kalikimaka 2010!

    He makana mele nāu. A gift of song for you.

    PŌ HEMOLELE (O HOLY NIGHT)

    Pō hemolele ke ʻōlino nei nā hōkū
    O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,

    Ka pō i hānau ai ka Hoʻōla
    It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.

    Loa ke ao me nā hewa nā luʻuluʻu
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining.

    Ka wā i hōʻea mai a ʻolu ka ʻuhane
    Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

    Hauʻoli ē nā luhi manaʻolana
    A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,

    Pohā nūhou ka wena o ka lā
    For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.

    Pelu nā kuli, hoʻolohe i nā leo ʻānela
    Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!

    Ka pō kamahaʻo i hānau ai ʻo Kristo
    O night divine, O night when Christ was born!

    Ka pō kamahaʻo, ka pō kamahaʻo!
    O night divine, O night, O holy night!

    Translated by Martha K. Poepoe

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    Poʻo/Piko/ʻAwe Breakdown:

    Pō hemolele / ke ʻōlino nei / nā hōkū
    Poʻo: kikino, kāhulu / Poʻo: māka painu / Piko: kaʻi, kikino

    Ka pō / i hānau ai / ka Hoʻōla
    Poʻo: kaʻi, kikino / māka painu / Poʻo: kaʻi, kikino

    Loa / ke ao / me nā hewa nā luʻuluʻu
    Poʻo: painu / Piko: kaʻi, kikino / ʻAwe: ʻami, kaʻi, kikino, kaʻi, kikino

    Ka wā / i hōʻea mai / a / ʻolu / ka ʻuhane
    Poʻo: kaʻi, kikino / ʻami, painu, hune kuhi / ʻami kuʻi / Poʻo: painu / Piko: kaʻi, kikino

    Hauʻoli ē / nā luhi manaʻolana
    Poʻo: painu, hune ʻaʻau / Piko: kaʻi, kikino, kāhulu

    Pohā nūhou / ka wena / o ka lā
    Poʻo: Painu, kāhulu / Piko: kaʻi, kikino / ʻAwe: ʻami, kaʻi, kikino

    Pelu / nā kuli, / hoʻolohe / i nā leo ʻānela
    Poʻo: painu / Piko: kaʻi, kikino / Poʻo: painu / ʻAwe: ʻami kuhi, kaʻi, kikino, kāhulu

    Ka pō kamahaʻo / i hānau ai / ʻo Kristo
    Poʻo: kaʻi, kikino, kāhulu / māka painu / Piko: ʻami piko ʻo, iʻoa

    Ka pō kamahaʻo, ka pō kamahaʻo!
    Poʻo: kaʻi, kikino, kāhulu, kaʻi, kikino, kāhulu

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    To hear the full version of Uncle Willie K's (Kahaialiʻi) awesome rendition of this mele (song), click here.

    Mele Kalikimaka!

    na ʻAlika
    (by ʻAlika)

    Note: The original image used in this Christmas card with permission is copyright protected by Herb Kāne. Please do not duplicate/distribute. Clip of Pō Hemolele (O Holy Night) used with permission by the Mountain Apple Company. Mahalo nui!

    Context of Christmas card image: The Polynesian migration to Hawaiʻi was part of one of the most remarkable achievements of humanity: the discovery and settlement of the remote, widely scattered islands of the central Pacific. The migration began before the birth of Christ. While Europeans were sailing close to the coastlines of continents before developing navigational instruments that would allow them to venture onto the open ocean, voyagers from Fiji, Tonga, and Sāmoa began to settle islands in an ocean area of over 10 million square miles. The settlement took a thousand years to complete and involved finding and fixing in mind the position of islands, sometimes less than a mile in diameter on which the highest landmark was a coconut tree. By the time European explorers entered the Pacific Ocean in the 16th century almost all the habitable islands had been settled for hundreds of years.

    • 1 min
    A Great Makana Kalikimaka (Christmas Gift)

    A Great Makana Kalikimaka (Christmas Gift)

    Aloha mai,

    Here's a great makana Kalikimaka (Christmas Gift): Lei Pūpū O Niʻihau (Niʻihau shell lei).

    For more info, visit:

    http://www.niihauheritage.org

    Aloha,
    na ʻAlika

    • 1 min
    02 iSpeak: Spelling and Pronunciation (continued)

    02 iSpeak: Spelling and Pronunciation (continued)

    Show Notes: An in-depth look into the intricacies of proper spelling and pronunciation of Hawaiian words.

    Lōʻihi: 16:33 :: Nui: 19 MB

    :: 00:00 Hoʻolauna (Intro)

    :: 01:31 Hawaiian Word Survey (columns 2 and 3)

    :: 14:58 Panina (Closing)

    :: 15:56 Special announcement

    This episode is brought to you by the kind donations of the following people: Kim V., Debbie B., Sarah W., Brendan R., Louis M. and George M. Mahalo nui loa!

    Comments, questions and bandwidth fee donations (via the PayPal Donate button) are welcome. Mahalo.

    • 16 min
    Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni

    Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni

    Aloha mai,

    This Poʻalima (Friday, the 14th of Malaki), the annual Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni O Kamehameha will be held on Oʻahu broadcast statewide in HD and streamed live worldwide on the web. This year's theme has to do with, ʻae, pololei, ka hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language revitalization, which you are a part of), as the haumāna of Kamehameha honor the Hawaiian language by singing the songs of 10 Hawaiian poets of our generation, from noted haku mele, Larry Lindsey "Kauanoe" Kimura and ʻAnakē ʻĪlei Beniamina to Kealiʻi Reichel.

    Tune in and hear the sweet sounds of the ʻōlelo in the choral style with incomparable attention to detail in using correct pronunciation (kahakō and ʻokina) and enunciation of those vowel sounds as a Hawaiian language award is at stake.

    View the loulou (links) below for more information:

    http://www.ksbe.edu/2008/song-contest/

    http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/4537/185/

    Ke aloha nō,
    ʻAlika

    P.S. And don't forget to mark your ʻalemanaka (calendar) for the upcoming annual Hoʻokūkū Hula ʻO Merrie Monarch (a.k.a. Mele Manaka) next month.

    View the loulou (link) below for more information:

    http://www.kitv.com/merriemonarch/2930079/detail.html

    Song credit:
    I Mua Kamehameha
    Charles E. King
    Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate
    A Muscial Tradition: Nā Mele Hoʻoheno, 1997

    • 35 sec
    01 iSpeak: Spelling and Pronunciation

    01 iSpeak: Spelling and Pronunciation

    Show Notes: An in-depth look into the intricacies of proper spelling and pronunciation of Hawaiian words.

    Lōʻihi: 52:47 :: Nui: 60.4 MB

    :: 00:60 Hoʻolauna (Intro)

    :: 01:16 Ka Pīʻāpā ʻŌiwi

    :: 07:46 4 Easy Steps

    :: 13:17 Interlude: Jaracanda by gB

    :: 16:42 Ka Hakalama

    :: 20:18 Hawaiian Word Survery (column one only)

    :: 51:00 Panina (Closing)

    Comments, questions and bandwidth fee donations (via PayPal) are welcome.

    If you found this episode to be helpful, please write an iTunes review here.

    Mahalo nui.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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I'm not an avid podcast listener. In fact I think this is the first one I've subscribe to and I stumbled upon it when looking for ways to learn the Hawaiian language. This podcast is excellent all the way around! I feel like I am learning the essentials, learning the language from the ground up rather than just phrases that might come in handy next time on on the Islands. I hope this podcast continues as I find it well thought out, well presented, imbued with a great amount of respect. Plus it's fun.

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