Palapala Kepanī (パラパラ ケパニー)

Palapala Kepanī is a way to write Hawaiian with Japanese Katakana devised by Malcolm Lutz. He decided to create it as the Katakana syllabary fits well to the syllable structure of Hawaiian, and because there are many people of Japanese origin in Hawaii.

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Palapala Kepanī

Palapala Kepanī script

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Sample text in Palapala Kepanī

ハーナウ クーソコサ シア 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 キーヰラ マ ルナ オ カーコウ パーカヒ。ウア クス マイ カ ノソノソ ポノ ア メ カ シケ ポノ マ ルナ オ カーコウ、ノ ライラ、エ アロハ カーコウ ケカヒ イ ケカヒ。


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.


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)

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