Talk:Hawaiian alphabet

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moving. Not a proper noun and in line with other article titles, e.g. Greek alphabet, Cyrillic alphabet Phoenician alphabet, Finnish alphabet, etc.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 09:36, 15 May 2010 (UTC)


Hawaiian AlphabetHawaiian alphabet — This is not a proper name; the capitalization should be in accordance with WP:CAPS. Compare Latin alphabet. Lesgles (talk) 18:07, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Support - This is not a proper noun and alphabet should not be capitalized. ~~ GB fan ~~ talk 01:39, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Pronunciation[edit]

Someone (IP only) has changed some pronunciation examples, which I don't mind about either way, but they're still not very useful. Apart from anything else, there's no information on which accents are used and so it's hard to tell what the Hawaiian sounds correspond to. For example, I pronounce "I", "eye" and the i in "ride" the same, and have a /w/ in "how" and "bowl". There's a massive difference between, say, General American and SSE: I don't speak General American so I'm not really sure what the sounds are supposed to be. IPA examples would be the gold standard, but failing that, at least an indication of what accent was used is really needed. -- Shimmin Beg (talk) 08:49, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Modern alphabet[edit]

The current version (February 2012) claims 13 letters in the modern Hawaiian alphabet, then lists them as 5 (normal vowels) + 5 (vowels with macron) + 8 consonants. Previous section also claims vowels with macron as separate letters, so perhaps the right number is 18? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.179.172.225 (talk) 23:58, 5 February 2012 (UTC)