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Shaka Doug
April 5th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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!

halemanō
April 5th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Very Nice!

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

justleesa
April 6th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Done.

Diver Tim
April 7th, 2010, 01:19 AM
Nice, and nice... Now I just need to think of a more cool Hawai'ian name to go by...

Pilikia?:devil:

Shaka Doug
April 7th, 2010, 02:30 PM
...now we just need to change the capital 'H' to a lower case 'h'....;)

Cave Diver
April 7th, 2010, 02:47 PM
...now we just need to change the capital 'H' to a lower case 'h'....;)

:shocked2:

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

kidspot
April 9th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Nice, and nice... Now I just need to think of a more cool Hawai'ian name to go by...

Pilikia?:devil:

how 'bout Kimokeo?

beanniebrew
April 12th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Thanks Shaka Doug, but diving must be slow yea, you are beginning to sound like Halemano
Jeannie

beanniebrew
April 12th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Steve so funny to see your response, since I referred to his comment as something Halemano would do!

Shaka Doug
April 12th, 2010, 11:40 PM
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!

beanniebrew
April 19th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Right on. It has been beautiful. Glad you guys are on the ball


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