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Hawaiian News: Ka Leo Oiwi

Hina Kneubuhl Hina Kneubuhl
Kauanoe Kamana Kauanoe Kamana

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An upcoming television show is taking Hawaiian Language learning to a whole new level. Amy Kalili takes us behind the scenes of the first season of Ka Leo ʻÔiwi.

Ua pau aku nei ka paʻi wikiô ma ka honua paʻa no 13 lâ no ke makahiki mua o Ka Leo ʻÔiwi.

The crew just wrapped 13 days of on-location shooting for Ka Leo ʻÔiwi.

Ka Leo ʻÔiwi is an introduction to Hawaiian Language lesson show.

It's a fun and entertaining way to learn Hawaiian. It's not sitting in a classroom.

Keoni Lee

CFO, ʻÔiwiTV

Leʻaleʻa kçia kaila aʻo ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

Ma kçia polokalamu, hui ana ʻekolu hoa, ʻo Hina, ʻIwalani me Pômaikaʻi no ke aʻo, hoʻoikaika, a hoʻohana i ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma ka hale a ma ke kaiâulu nô hoʻi.

In the show, friends Hina, ʻIwalani and Pômaikaʻi, use Hawaiian language around the home and in the community.

It's more of an interactive, dynamic, conversationally based way to learn and teach verses just a teacher in front of a black board.

(keoni)

ʻOi aku paha ka hoihoi o kçia ʻano pôʻaiapili aʻo ma mua o ka lumipapa.

Ua kôkua ma ʻô aku o ka 20 poʻe hâmeʻe a limahana ma ka hoʻopuka i kçia polokalamu aʻo ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

Over 20 cast and crewmembers took part in filming this Hawaiian language instructional series.

Nui nâ kânaka e pono ai kçia papahana. ʻAʻole i hiki ke hana ʻia me ke kanaka hoʻokahi.

Hina Kneubuhl

Host, Ka Leo ʻÔiwi

It was a huge collective effort.

ʻO Hina Kneubuhl, he kumu ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma Mânoa ma mua, ke kumu a me ka waha ʻôlelo o ka polokalamu kîwî.

Hina Kneubuhl, a former Hawaiian Language teacher at UH Mânoa, is the  teacher and host of the show.

Nui koʻu hopohopoho i koʻu hoʻopuka ʻana i kekahi mea hewa, akâ ʻaʻole hiki ke hele a hopohopo loa no ka mea he mau kanaka wale nô kâkou.

(hina)

I was worried about not messing up but got comfortable and did my best.

He makamua nô kçia kû a hana keaka ʻana i mua o ka pahu paʻi wikiô no kçia kumu ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi akâ, ua ʻaʻa ʻo ia i ka hana ma muli o ka moakâka o ka pahuhopu.

Taking her language skills in front of the camera was a first for Hina but she gladly accepted the challenge.

Makemake wau e komo i loko o nâ papahana e holomua ai ka laha o ka kâkou ʻôlelo. A he papahana hou aku kçia e kô ai kçlâ ʻiʻini.

(hina)

The important thing is the revitalization of our language.

ʻO ke kahua o nâ haʻawina ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi no Ka Leo ʻÔiwi, ʻo ia hoʻi ka puke aʻo ʻôlelo ʻo Nâ Kai ʻEwalu i kâkau ʻia na Kauanoe Kamanâ lâua me Pila Wilson.

The Ka Leo ʻÔiwi language lessons are based on the book Nâ Kai ʻEwalu by Kauanoe Kamanâ and Pila Wilson.

ʻO ka maʻamau hoʻohana ʻia ka puke ʻo Nâ Kai ʻEwalu ma ka lumi papa a ma ke kula nui. Akâ i kçia manawa ke hoʻohana ʻia nei kçlâ ʻike, kçlâ maʻiʻo ma o ke kîwî no ke aʻo ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi i ka poʻe a he waiwai hou kçlâ.

We typically use the text in the classroom. Now we are taking to a broader audience. That's great!

E makaʻala mai nô i kçia hâʻulelau. E ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi kâkou!

Watch for it this fall!

ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.

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