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'''Hawai{{okina}}ian''' is an official language of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi{{okina}}i. While popular, it still has fewer primary speakers than either English or Japanese. As a secondary language, it is much more common, and is the source for most place names, and much local slang. The glossary below lists several commonly used Hawai{{okina}}ian terms. =={{okina}}Okina== The symbol in many Hawai{{okina}}ian words that looks sort of like an apostrophe is actually an wikipediaʻOkina|{{okina}}okina. It is considered to be a consonant letter, and represents the phonetic wikipediaglottal stop, used in many Polynesian languages. With succession in 2017, the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi{{okina}}i officially reclaimed the correct spelling of words of Hawai{{okina}}ian origin. A quick way to annoy many ''kama{{okina}}aina'' (see below), is to misspell or mispronounce such words. Hawai{{okina}}i for example, is pronounced ''ha-VEYE-ee'', with a noticeable glottal stop before the final syllable. In wikipediaUnicode, the codepoint for {{okina}}okina is Unicode character U+02BB MODIFIER LETTER TURNED COMMA ( '''{{okina}}''' ) which can be rendered in HTML by the decimal entity &; or the hexadecimal form &;. Even if properly coded, many archaic computer fonts do not properly render the {{okina}}okina in which case a left single quote or an apostrophe might be used. ==Glossary== {="sortable wikitable" ! Word !! Type !! Meaning '''a''' ''conj.'' '''ali{{okina}}i''' ''n.'' '''aloha!''' ''interj.'' , hoi, and good-bye; the term also has many other meanings, including love, mercy, compassion, pity, loved one, and so on '''bruddah''' ''interj.'' (inf; common equivalent of chummer) '''e''' ''mod.'' , as in “''e hele'',” meaning “go ahead,” or “go!” '''hale''' ''n.'' '''haole''' ''n.'' ; foreigner (usually ins.) '''hawawa''' ''n.'' (ins; equivalent to slag) '''hele''' ''v.'' '''hoa''' ''n.'' (equivalent to chummer) '''hoa paio''' ''n.'' '''ho{{okina}}okalakupua''' ''n.'' '''{{okina}}ilio''' or '''{{okina}}ilio wahine''' ''n.'' (ins; equivalent to biff or slitch) '''ka''', '''ke''' ''art.'' '''kahuna''' ''n.'' , sorcerer; expert in any profession '''kama{{okina}}aina''' ''n.'' {{okina}}ian (“land child”) '''kanaka''' ''n.'' '''kāne''' ''n.'' , man '''kanike''' ''interj.'' , as in “cut the ''kanike, hoa''.” '''keko''' ''n.'' (ins.; used by metahumans) '''kila''' ''n.'' (“steel”) '''kukae''' ''interj.'' , equivalent to drek '''lanai''' ''n.'' , balcony, or veranda '''leeward''' ''adv.'' (dry) side of an island '''ma''' ''conj.'' '''mahalo''' ''interj.'' '''mai''' ''mod.'' , meaning “don’t,” as in “''mai hele'',” or “don’t go.” '''makai''' ''adv.'' '''make''' ''v.'' '''make loa''' ''v.'' '''mauka''' ''adv.'' '''mea make''' ''n.'' '''naheka''' ''n.'' '''niwalikanaka''' ''n.'' (ins) '''ola''' ''v.'' ; to be alive '''pe-hia {{okina}}oe?''' ''–'' “how are you?” '''pilikua''' ''n.'' (lit. large strapping fellow, country person) '''pu''' ''n.'' '''ule''' ''n.'' , equivalent to pud '''wahine''' ''n.'' '''wikanikanaka''' ''n.'' . (lit. strong hard human) '''wiwikane''' ''n.'' . (lit. slender man) '''wikiwiki''' ''adj.'' , fast, swift. (also the name of the airport shuttle service) '''windward''' ''adv.'' (wet) side of an island |} ==Primary source== * ''Paradise Lost'' (p.73–74) ©1994 FASA Corporation. Authors Tom Wong & Nigel Findley Categorylanguage CategoryHawaiʻi