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    Posted: 24 December 2004 at 2:44am
Darur is really bored again, so I am going to make another lame challenge with the prospect of another lame prize.

Pronounce the following randomly picked Hawaiian words OR names for places in Hawaii by spelling thm as they sound. 

Easy :

Kula
Haiku
Hale
Aina
Pukalani
Wailea
Manoa
Pono
Koka


Medium :

Kekaulike
Kamehameha
Waialala
Kilauea
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa
Maalaea


Hard :

Mele Kalikimaka
Hauoli Makahiki Ho
Pipeline
Kalehuawehe
Niihau


I may add more later.

Knock yourself out.

EDIT : No google lazy people, use your intuition.


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Easy :

Kula = Kalooa?
Haiku = Hykuu
Hale = Haley?
Aina = Ayna?
Pukalani = ?
Wailea = Way-lay
Manoa = Easy enough
Pono = ?
Koka = Coca(Like Cocaina(Spanish for Cocaine)


Medium :

Kekaulike = ?
Kamehameha = ?
Waialala = Wanna try it but I would screw it up.
Kilauea = Kaylua?
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa = oh come on!
Maalaea = Malaya?


Hard :

Mele Kalikimaka  = ?
Hauoli Makahiki = ?
Pipeline = Pipylane?
Kalehuawehe = ?
Niihau = ?


Well I tryed to dumb it down to English sounding... though 1/2 of them didn't make sense to me.
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Heh, Kamehamha is a dragon ball z move...
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Originally posted by Panda Man Panda Man wrote:

Easy :

Kula = Kalooa? Nope
Haiku = Hykuu Close, or right on it, hard to tell
Hale = Haley? No sir
Aina = Ayna? Once again, you are either close or you have it, hard to tell
Pukalani = ?
Wailea = Way-lay Missing the last third
Manoa = Easy enough What is it then?
Pono = ?
Koka = Coca(Like Cocaina(Spanish for Cocaine) Yup


Medium :

Kekaulike = ?
Kamehameha = ?
Waialala = Wanna try it but I would screw it up.
Kilauea = Kaylua? You are thinking of a city, not it
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa = oh come on! Give it a shot
Maalaea = Malaya?


Hard :

Mele Kalikimaka  = ?
Hauoli Makahiki = ?
Pipeline = Pipylane?
Kalehuawehe = ?
Niihau = ?


Well I tryed to dumb it down to English sounding... though 1/2 of them didn't make sense to me.


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Originally posted by pballa j.r. pballa j.r. wrote:

Heh, Kamehamha is a dragon ball z move...


Yes, I never understood WHY they used that name.

Care to spell it like it sounds?
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Originally posted by Darur Darur wrote:

Darur is really bored again, so I am going to make another lame challenge with the prospect of another lame prize.

Pronounce the following randomly picked Hawaiian words OR names for places in Hawaii by spelling thm as they sound. 

Easy :

Kula
Haiku
Hale
Aina
Pukalani
Wailea
Manoa
Pono
Koka


Medium :

Kekaulike
Kamehameha
Waialala
Kilauea
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa
Maalaea


Hard :

Mele Kalikimaka
Hauoli Makahiki
Pipeline
Kalehuawehe
Niihau


I may add more later.

Knock yourself out.

EDIT : No google lazy people, use your intuition.
i am hawain....not really though.
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Originally posted by Darur Darur wrote:



Darur is really bored again, so I am going to make another lame challenge with the prospect of another lame prize.

Pronounce the following randomly picked Hawaiian words OR names for places in Hawaii by spelling thm as they sound. Easy :

Kula: Koo-lah
Haiku: Hay-Koo
Hale: Ha-le(A as in barn)
Aina: A-ee-nah
Pukalani: Pu-kah-la-ni
Wailea: Wa-ee-le-ah
Manoa: Ma-no-ah
Pono: Po-no
Koka: ko-kah

Medium :

Kekaulike: Ke-kah-oo-li-ke
Kamehameha: Kah-me-ha-me-ah
Waialala: Wa-ee-ah-la-la
Kilauea: Ki-lah-oo-ee-ah
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa: Koo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pu-ah-ah
Maalaea: Ma-a-lah-e-ah


Hard :

Mele Kalikimaka: Me-le Kah-li-ki-mah-kah
Hauoli Makahiki: Hah-oo-oh-li Ma-kah-hi-ki
Pipeline: Leaving it blank because I'll make a fool of myself it that's a trick word
Kalehuawehe: Kah-le-hu-ah-we-he
Niihau: Ni-ee-ha-oo


I may add more later.

Knock yourself out.

EDIT : No google lazy people, use your intuition.
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^ that guy should win, he spelled them exactly like they are pronounced.....and spelled.....HEY!!!what if hes hawain too......?
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Originally posted by Tolgak Tolgak wrote:

Originally posted by Darur Darur wrote:



Darur is really bored again, so I am going to make another lame challenge with the prospect of another lame prize.

Pronounce the following randomly picked Hawaiian words OR names for places in Hawaii by spelling thm as they sound. Easy :

Kula: Koo-lah Yes
Haiku: Hay-Koo Yes
Hale: Ha-le(A as in barn) Yes
Aina: A-ee-nah  Yes
Pukalani: Pu-kah-la-ni Yes
Wailea: Wa-ee-le-ah  close
Manoa: Ma-no-ah Yes
Pono: Po-no Yes
Koka: ko-kah Yes

Medium :

Kekaulike: Ke-kah-oo-li-ke  Nope
Kamehameha: Kah-me-ha-me-ah  Yes
Waialala: Wa-ee-ah-la-la  Nope
Kilauea: Ki-lah-oo-ee-ah Nope
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa:  Koo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pu-ah-ah Close
Maalaea: Ma-a-lah-e-ah So very close


Hard :

Mele Kalikimaka: Me-le Kah-li-ki-mah-kah Yes
Hauoli Makahiki Ho: Hah-oo-oh-li Ma-kah-hi-ki Very Close, opps, forgot the last part of that word
Pipeline: Leaving it blank because I'll make a fool of myself it that's a trick word
Kalehuawehe: Kah-le-hu-ah-we-he Part way there
Niihau: Ni-ee-ha-oo Good enough


I may add more later.

Knock yourself out.

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Originally posted by A5 dude15 A5 dude15 wrote:

^ are u hawaiin?


Nay, German, Scotish and Polish.  Lived here in Hawaii all my life and my family has been here since the late 1800s
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Darur, you shouldve added wannahockaloogie

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Hawaii is cool.
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Yeah, Hawaii is cool...but jus dont let them know yer a tourist or give them any hint that yer visiting....they hate tourists wit a passion.

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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

bonestock can say the state fish, funniest thing to hear


I LOVE hearing people try to say the name perfectly.  Its even better  seeing their face when they first see it.
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Isn't Mele Kalikimaka a song or something? It better be, because I have some weird tune stuck in my head from saying it.
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Originally posted by rootsradicals rootsradicals wrote:

Isn't Mele Kalikimaka a song or something? It better be, because I have some weird tune stuck in my head from saying it.


Yup.

"Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say, on a bright, Hawaiian Christmas day! Its the island way of saying . . ."  Thats all I really remember.
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