The Hawaiian Language
At sea, 24 April 1937
SEE AND KNOW HAWAll
HAWAll is a modern, bustling " Paradise of the Pacific."
For those who have never visited the Islands there are many points of interest.
and you will enjoy visiting them. Take pictures as you go. By taking pictures
you have a fine history of your cruise in the Navy and on the HOUSTON.
THE ISLAND OF MAUl
Just as in any other part of the
United States, English is the language
spoken in the Territory of Hawaii.
However, an understanding of
some words and phrases of the Hawaiian
language is of interest.
The Hawaiian alphabet consists of
twelve letters as follows: A, E, H, I,
K, L, M, N, 0, P, U, W.
The vowels are given values as in
Spanish and always pronounced, not
slurred. Thus the name of the group
is HAH- WEYE- EE. By uttering these
sounds rapidly and connectedly the
pronounciation is secured.
TERMS COMMONLY USED
Ae- Yes. Lanai - Porch.
I\ kamai- Clever. Lei- Wreath.
Aloha ( friendly saluta- Likep,,- The same.
tion)- Love. Mahalo- Thanks.
Alanui- Street. road Mahope- By and by.
Aole- No. Makai- Toward the
Haole- White man or sea.
foreigner. Mauka- Toward the
Heiau- Old native mountains.
temple. Malihini- Stranger,
Hale- House. newcomer.
Halekula- 8chool house. Ma'l'lUa- Before in
H'llepule- Churcb. front.
Halekaui tore. Mak Dead.
Hana- To work. Mel......... H9. waiian music.
Hale Mai- Come here. Maikai- Good.
Hapai- To lift. Mokuabi- Steamer,
' IeIe Wawae- To walk. sbip.
Hokele- HoteL Maliala- There.
Haimoe- Sleep. Maanei- Here.
Hoomalimali- To gain Palaoa- Bread.
one's favor by false Pali- Cliff.
flattery. Pau- Done, finisbed.
Huhu- Angry. Pipi- Cow.
! lio- Dog. Pilikia- Trouble.
Kaa ahi- Train. PcheJ.- How goes it"/
Kapu- Keep out. Pehea oe- How are
Ko- Sugar. you"/
Lio-- Horde. Poi- Native food.
Kulikuli- Be still. Popoki- Cat.
Kaa- Carriage. Wahine- Woman.
Kahuna- Native witcb Wai- Water.
doctor. Wikiwiki- Hurry.
Kai- Sea. l- Ekabi.
Kamaaina- Old timer. 2- Elua.
Kamailio-- Talk. 3- Ekolu.
Kope- Coflee. 4- Eha.
Kanaka- Man. 6- Elima.
Kokna- To assist, to 6- Eono.
help. 7- Ebiku.
Keikakan Boy. 8- Ewalu.
Keikimahine- Girl. 9- Eiwa.
Keiki- Child. 10 Umi.
Kuai- Buy, sell. 11 U ni KUlT nnk · , hi
La- Sun, day. 12 Umi Kumamalua.
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Happy Hour Scheduled For
Saturday Evening, 1 May
The date has been set for the Houston's
Hawaii Happy Hour as next Saturday
evemng, 1 May, at 1900.
with the knowledge that we probably
will be at anchor for a week
at Lahaina Roads, it has been possible
to make plans for a night of
entertainment by and for the ship's
complement at the end of the coming
week. A combination of musical,
athletic, and dramatic talent is expected
1,0 come to the front for this
gathering, and all hands are invited
to take part in or at least criticize
the show. The latest addition to
plans for the athletic part of the
program is a spar bout, although sett.
ng up necessary gear for this may
prove too complicating. In any case,
variety will be the big feature of
the evening and surprises should not
There are eighteen states that pay
less Federal income than Hawaii.
The Kilauea volcano is far less active
than Mauna Loa. This volcano
ended a war in 1790 by destroying one
of the armies.
I would rather be able to appreciate
things I cannot have than to
have things I cannot appreciate.
- Elbert Hubbard.
There are many interesting as well
as strange things about this group of
i61ands. :::. tOl'; es you hear about them
seem to conform very well with the
things you see but they differ in many
The question of just how the Hawaiian
Islands were formed is not known.
Some say that they are of volcanic
or; gin, the new islands being those
in the south and the oldest those in
the northwest. That is, the island of
:~ awaii is the newest and the island of
Maui the oldest. On the other hand,
the Army engineers claim that they
are not volcanic at all, that they lie
in a huge " fault belt," and that they
y; ere ready to emerge at the slightest
provocation. Then apparently, one day
along came a nice gentle earthquake
( not a volcanic eruption) and pushed
the islands up out of the water. Maybe
they all came up at once- no one
Missionaries, who seem to get around
quite a bit, also got to the island
of Maui in the early days. The most
lasting of their earl efforts still remain
in the form of a church which
has been standing well over a hundred
There is a naval base at Lahaina,
the only town of any importance on
the island. This base, Lahaina Roads,
is not actually a harbor, the ships being-
forced to anchor in the lee of the
island. The town consists of one street
( on both sides) along which are 10-
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