Hawaii 'Ohana Forum spelling

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  1. Shaka Doug

    Shaka Doug Surface Interval Member

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    Aloha,

    I've been wondering about the spelling for this forum name for a while now. It appears that the correct name would be Hawaii 'Ohana, not Hawaii O'Hana ("of Hana"). 'Ohana means "Family".

    From Wikipedia: Part of Hawaiian culture, ʻohana means family in an extended sense of the term including blood-related, adoptive or intentional. It emphasizes that family are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. The term is cognate with (and its usage is similar to) the New Zealand Māori term whānau.

    In actual Hawaiian culture the term ʻohana is strictly used for blood relations. Non-familial groupings always instead use the word "hui".

    In Hawaiian, the word is ʻohana with the leading inverted apostrophe (ʻ) indicating a glottal stop or ‘okina.

    The root word ʻohā refers to the root or corm of the kalo, or taro plant (the staple "staff of life" in Hawaii), which Kanaka Maoli consider to be their cosmological ancestor.

    In contemporary Hawaiian economic and regulatory practice, an "ʻohana unit" is a part of a house or a separate structure on the same lot that may contain a relative but which may not be rented to the general public.[1]


    Maybe a Mod can take care of this for us.

    Thanks....(that's your complimentary Hawaiian language lesson for the week!) Have a great dive day!
     
  2. MauiScubaSteve

    MauiScubaSteve Scuba Instructor

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    Very Nice!

    While that mod is at it, is there any way to get a macron over the o ending halemano? :dontknow:
     
  3. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. Diver Tim

    Diver Tim Surface Interval Member

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    Nice, and nice... Now I just need to think of a more cool Hawai'ian name to go by...

    Pilikia?:devil:
     
  5. Shaka Doug

    Shaka Doug Surface Interval Member

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    ...now we just need to change the capital 'H' to a lower case 'h'....;)
     
  6. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Moderator Staff Member

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    :shocked2:

    And I thought you Island people were supposed to be laid back and relaxed! :rofl3:
     
  7. kidspot

    kidspot Scuba Instructor

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    how 'bout Kimokeo?
     
  8. beanniebrew

    beanniebrew Angel Fish

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    Thanks Shaka Doug, but diving must be slow yea, you are beginning to sound like Halemano
    Jeannie
     
  9. beanniebrew

    beanniebrew Angel Fish

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    Steve so funny to see your response, since I referred to his comment as something Halemano would do!
     
  10. Shaka Doug

    Shaka Doug Surface Interval Member

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    actually diving has been keeping me busy....and conditions are great too...just finally thought the name was innaccurate and thought I'd bring it up for correction. Glad to see they took care of it so quickly!
     
  11. beanniebrew

    beanniebrew Angel Fish

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    Right on. It has been beautiful. Glad you guys are on the ball
     

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