Learn how the ʻokina (glottal stop) is represented in Hawaiian, how to write it, and a little about its written history. Compare the ʻokina character to other characters which look very similar.
Find out what a glottal stop is and how it is used in Hawaiian language as an ʻokina. Learn the rules of its use, learn how to write it, and practice pronunciation while listening to examples.
Practice distinguishing similar pairs of words, some with macrons and some without, in Hawaiian language by listening to and repeating the audio examples provided.
Practice distinguishing similar sounds and difficult diphthong vowel glides in Hawaiian language by listening to and repeating the audio examples provided.
Learn and practice the Hakalama set of Hawaiian sounds by listening to the audio files provided.
Learn about glottal stops (ʻokina) in Hawaiian, how they affect the sound of words, and how glottal stops are actually consonants in Hawaiian!
Learn about how macrons (kahakō) are used over Hawaiian vowels to change their sound.
Learn about Hawaiian vowels and consonants and how they look and sound. You will be introduced to the basics of pronunciation in Hawaiian as well as the standard Hawaiian alphabet of 13 letters. You will also learn how to say the names of the letters in Hawaiian.