Ioane 3:16

John 3:16, from "Baibala Hemolele," the Hawaiian language Bible, gifted to me in 2006 by my Kumu Hula, Keli'i Chang.

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Wow, this is awesome. Are you fluent in Hawaiian? It is such a beautiful language.
posted January 27th, 2010  
D, no, I'm afraid I'm not fluent. My kumu's aunty told him -- the way he would become fluent is by reading the Baibala Hemolele, so he gave this one to me (he knew I was studying). This edition, as you can see if you look closely, doesn't include the Hawaiian diacritical marks, so it can be difficult to interpret certain words. Also, the Baibala Hemolele uses a lot of "old Hawaiian" words you may not find in Mary Kawena Pukui's dictionary. It's challenging, certainly, but when I compare the Hawaiian to the English, l recognize the Hawaiian words and phrases, most of the time. :)
posted January 27th, 2010  
So interesting! Good luck with your studies. :)
posted January 27th, 2010  
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