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Thread #81449 Message #1493110
Posted By: Haruo
25-May-05 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Yeah, and I should have proofed (or read more carefully); the problem with 'āhihi is an asterisk instead of ampersand initially, rather than lack of final semi-colon.
I think in pre-Pukui-Elbert days the glottal stops were left out of written Hawai'ian almost as often as the macrons. Another bit of baggage from the missionaries, who didn't "hear" the glottal stop as a consonant until it was too late to give it a letter. (See the role of "c" in Somali...)