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There are 12 letters in the Hawai’ian alphabet;
7 consonants (H, K, L, M, P, and W) and 5 vowels (A, E, I, O, U).
Here are a few common words:
Aloha (ah-low-ha): hello, goodbye, and love
Hale (hah-lay): House
Kane (kah-nay): man
Keiki (kay-kee): baby, child
Kokua (ko-coo-ah): help
Mahalo (ma-ha-lo): thank you
Makai (Mah-kah-ee): to the sea
Malihini (ma-li-hee-nee): new comer
Mauka (mow-ka): to the mountains
Pali (paw-lee): steep cliffs
Pupu (pooh-pooh): appetizer, hors d’oeuvre
Pau (pow): finished, over
Wahine (wah-hee-nay): woman
For more information about the Hawai’ian language: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_language.