Touch a place name... hear it pronounced!
Learning to pronounce Hawai‘i streets and places correctly is FUN
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Touch a place name and hear native speaker Ka‘upena Wong pronounce it on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Ka‘upena is a National Endowment for the Arts national heritage fellowship winner celebrating artistic excellence and cultural authenticity and diversity.
Over one hundred-sixty carefully chosen place and street names are presented along with definitions, proper Hawaiian diacritics and the correct audio pronunciation when touched.
Version 1.1.1 features a touch index to jump quickly between place names alphabetically. It also supports autorotation.
For pronunciation try to remember to sound every letter of Hawaiian individually. A is "uh" as in above or "ah" as in father,
E is "eh" as in bed (soft) or "ay" as in they,
I is "ee" as in police,
O is "oh" as in vote,
U is "oo" as in true. The glottal stop (‘okina) is an interruption as in "oh-oh."
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