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Mamaka Kaiao

By University of Hawaii Press

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Book Id: WPLBN0002096905
Format Type: Default
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Reproduction Date: 5/17/2011

Title: Mamaka Kaiao  
Author: University of Hawaii Press
Language: Hawaiian
Subject: Non Fiction, Education, Hawaiian Language Education
Collections: Education, Sociolinguistics, Authors Community, Reference Collection, Language, Sociology, Literature, Most Popular Books in China
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Publisher: 'Aha Punana Leo
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Hawai'i Press, U. O. (2003). Mamaka Kaiao. Retrieved from

"This publication is significant because it extends the lexicon but more importantly, it provides the contemporary speaker with an essential tool with which to describe her/his world through the medium of Hawaiian. All languages survive because they adapt and borrow and because they continue to be spoken by a greater number of people." —Timoti Karetu, Chairman, Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Mamaka Kaiao adds to the 1998 edition more than 1,000 new and contemporary words that are essential to the continuation and growth of ka olelo Hawaii—the Hawaiian language. The title, which in English means "carrying forward into the dawning of a new era," emphasizes the role of this work in providing today's speakers and students of Hawaiian with a modern vocabulary. This dictionary opens with a detailed description of how words are created by the Hawaiian Lexicon committee with Pukui and Elbert's Hawaiian Dictionary serving as the primary written source and native speakers of Hawaiians as the primary spoken resource. The first main section contains more than 6,000 Hawaiian entries (alphabetized according to the Hawaiian alphabet) followed by their English equivalents; the second contains English language entries followed by their Hawaiian translation. Teachers and students in Hawaiian language immersion schools and high school, college, and continuing education language courses, as well as those looking for an introduction to contemporary Hawaiian, will find Mamaka Kaiao a truly invaluable resource. Komike Huaolelo was established in 1987 to create words for concepts and material culture unknown in traditional Hawaii.

He loli mau na olelo ola a pau o ka honua nei, a pela pu ka olelo Hawaii. No laila, i mea e kokua ai i ka poe olelo Hawaii a pau o keia au, ke pai hou ia nei o Mamaka Kaiao ma ke ano he hoa like o ka puke wehewehe olelo Hawaii a Pukui ma. No na haumana olelo Hawaii, aole lawa hookahi wale no puke wehewehe olelo i keia manawa, no ka mea, he okoa ke ano o keia mau puke elua. He mea nui ka puke a Pukui ma no ka wehewehe ana e pili ana i na huaolelo kahiko a hiki mai i keia wa hou o kakou. Na Mamaka Kaiao hoi ka hana koikoi o ka hoolaha ana i ka lehulehu i na huaolelo hou e haku ia nei e ke Komike Huaolelo. Halawai na lala o ke Komike Huaolelo ma waena o eha a me eono manawa o ka makahiki no ke kukakuka ana e pili ana i na huaolelo e apono ai. O ka hapa nui o na huaolelo e hapai ia, o ia na huaolelo i nele i loko o ka puke wehewehe olelo Hawaii i ka wa i haku a unuhi ia ai paha kekahi haawina, moolelo, puke, a i ole kekahi ano palapala e ae ma ka olelo Hawaii.


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