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.