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Hawai’i Kākau (ハワイッイ カーカウ)

Hawai’i Kākau is an alternative way to write Hawaiian with the Japanese katakana devised by Joseph Ha. He thought that this script might be a more efficient way to write Hawaiian with its simple phonotactics.

Hawai’i Kākau

Hawai’i Kākau

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Sample text

ハーナウ クーッォコッア ッイア ナー カーナカ アパウ ロア,  ア ウア カウ リケ カ ハノハノ ア メ ナー ポノ キーウィラ マ ルナ ォ カーコウ パーカヒ. ウア クッウ マイ カ ノッォノッォ ポノ ア メ カ ッイケ ポノ マ ルナ ォ カーコウ、ノ ライラ、エ アロハ カーコウ ケカヒ イ ケカヒ.

Transliteration

Hānau kū'oko'a 'ia nā kānaka apau loa, a ua kau like ka hanohano a me nā pono kīvila ma luna o kākou pākahi. Ua ku'u mai ka no'ono'o pono a me ka 'ike pono ma luna o kākou, no laila, e aloha kākou kekahi i kekahi.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Source: http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/kumanesir/inpaku/inpaku1/ekzemplo-j.html

Scripts by Joseph Ha

Hawai’i Kākau, Hawai’i Kākau

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