Re: Tekem, the language (aka deriving verbs from nouns)
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 16, 2001, 2:45|
>Hey, on a slightly related note, I've been wondering for quite a while how
>the word Hawaii is actually pronounced in Hawaiian. I keep seeing it
>(more and more) <Hawai'i>, which makes me wonder if there's a /?/ between
>the two /i/s but not between the /a/ and /i/. Also, I often hear it as
>/hA"wA?i/, which annoys me a bit because I think both /i/s are supposed to
>be pronounced. But that's just hearsay on my part.
/ha'vaj?i/ i believe. I do know that w in hawaiian is pronounced like /v/.
Such as the town of "Ewa" - /'eva/