Welcome to the fifth episode of Ka Leo ʻŌiwi, the newest Hawaiian language learning series. Join again with Hina, Pōmaikaʻi, and ʻIwalani as they practice ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, go on a huakaʻi, and kanikapila with some of our favorite musicians! As you continue these lessons, youʻll start to notice how our ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi is all around us.
This fifth episode includes an overview of what was learned in our previous episodes as well as an introduction a new Pepeke called the Pepeke Henua, which focuses on time and place. This episode also includes the lohe-ʻoni-walaʻau style of learning as well as implementing the lessons that we have learned so far. Following our lesson, we head over to Nā Mea Hawaiʻi to pick out some gifts for our musical guests. Finally, we meet with our guests and talk more about the importance of time and place in the Hawaiian language and culture. Our musical guests also serenate us with their musical talents while singing some mele aloha ʻāina.
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.