Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 2

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 2

In the second episode, Hina, Pōmaikaʻi, and ʻIwalani learn how to introduce themselves using pehea; ask someoneʻs name with “ʻO wai kou inoa?”; and inquire where someone is from using “No hea mai ʻoe?” To help reinforce these lessons, they visit with the Pūnana Leo o Kawaiahaʻo. With Hawaiian as their first language, these keiki continue our cultural revitalization.

Many of the lessons covered in Ka Leo ʻŌiwi are included in Nā Kai ʻEwalu, by Kauanoe Kamanā and Pila Wilson. To order a copy of the book, visit Hale Kuamoʻo.

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi provides a foundation in the Hawaiian language through engagement, interaction, and making the learner a part of the lesson through lohe (hear), ʻoni (act), and walaʻau (speak). Additionally, the individual learner sets the pace. If you missed a lesson, watch the episode again at your convenience on ʻŌiwiTV.

ʻŌiwi TV reaches across generations, socio-economic statuses, and geographic locations as the sole media venue where the Hawaiian language, culture and perspective thrive. Through Digital Channel 326, ʻŌiwi TV reaches over 220,000 households across the entire State via Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s network. Through its website, mobile, and social media venues, ʻŌiwi TV is reaching Hawaiians everywhere and engaging a generation of Hawaiians that expect to access anything and everything from anywhere at anytime.

2 Comments

  1. David Miller 4 years ago

    Thank you so much.

    mahalo nui.

  2. Matt 2 years ago

    These videos are amazing! I visited Kona earlier this summer and didn’t realize how much Hawaiian is misspelled and mispronounced on the mainland. I had never even seen a kahakō until I got to the airport in Honolulu. I was afraid to pronounce anything in case I accidentally ended up saying the wrong word or disrespect the Hawaiian culture. Thanks to these videos I think I’ll be better prepared for my next visit to the islands next year.

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