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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 >spelled >(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/