0403R How To Write The ʻOkina

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.

0403P Pronunciation Practice: ʻOkina

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.

0402P Pronunciation Practice: Kahakō

Practice distinguishing similar pairs of words, some with macrons and some without, in Hawaiian language by listening to and repeating the audio examples provided.

0401P Pronunciation Practice: Vowels

Practice distinguishing similar sounds and difficult diphthong vowel glides in Hawaiian language by listening to and repeating the audio examples provided.

0401V Pronunciation #1: The Hawaiian Alphabet

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.