Welcome to the ninth episode of Ka Leo ʻŌiwi, the newest Hawaiian language learning series. Join again with Hina, Pōmaikaʻi, and ʻIwalani as they practice ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, huakaʻi and kanikapila with some of our favorite musicians! As you continue these lessons, you’ll start to notice how our ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi is all around us.
This ninth episode includes an overview of what was learned in our previous episodes as well as an introduction of the Pepeke ʻAike He- which is used to explain that someone or something “is a/ am a/ are a.” We also learn how to count and say how much of something there is. This episode also includes the lohe-ʻoni-walaʻau style of learning. Following our lesson, we meet up with our musical friend, Kamakoa, who shares with us two songs entitled, He ʻOno and Hola E Pae.
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.