Does Hawaiian have a standard spelling?
A little under 200 years ago a standard alphabet was agreed upon but it is filled with lies and linguistic genocide.
"The two varieties of Hawaiian have followed different paths. Ni‘ihauan Hawaiian has
not been significantly influenced by American English in phonetic terms. UH Hawaiian,
instead, has been, as illustrated by the results of the present study."
'Oia'i'o Hawaiian wrote:We have documented evidence of the Havaiian language before it was corrupted. The language of Oneehow is exactly as it is shown here.
Their are recordings that predate the ban for sure. Further more their are recordings fromt he hawai'ian kingdom.
IT most certainly was spocken threw out the time of the hawai'ian kingdom I'd check that it out.
their however is a grammatical differnece between old hawai'ian and modern hawai'ian.
I've read about them facsinating, technically the old hawai'ian ones are still considered grammatically correct but phewer people know the old hawai'ian .
ILuvEire wrote:A‘ole ku‘u mana‘o. ‘Ā, aia loa nā puke mai kēlā manawa (aia he biography o Kamehameha I - Hele mai ka huli o ke kenekulia, a aia nā nūpepā, ‘oia ho‘i) a hiki iā kākou ke maopopo. ‘Oiai, nā mea laha nui loa i ka ‘ōlelo, like me ka haole, akā like me nā ‘ōlelo like me ka ‘ōlelo ‘Ailiki i ka moku ‘Ailiki (a ka ‘ōlelo Māori i ke Aokealoa, ‘oia ho‘i).
Definitely not, I'd say. I mean, we've got texts from that time too (there's a biography of Kamehameha I I've seen from the turn of the century that I know of, and there were newspapers and stuff I'm sure) and they're all perfectly understandable. Admittedly, many times, widespread Hawai‘ian publications are more "Englishy," but it's the same for languages like Irish in Ireland (and Māori in NZ I'm sure).
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