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Holiday in Honolulu? Meetings on Maui? Aloha, malihini! But why be a stranger to the cultural re-birth of the language of the Hawaiian islands? With Instant Immersion Hawaiian on 8 audio compact discs, youll bask in the language, culture, and spirit of Hawaii, providing proficiency and insights you can use on the beach or in the boardroom.
Unique in style and comprehensive in content, this audio suite blends Hawaiian vocabulary and grammar with informative notes on each island.
Written, produced, and recorded in Hawaii, Instant Immersion Hawaiian features respected Hawaiian speakers and champions of the effort to keep this proud language alive.
Vibrant, effective, and listener-friendly, Instant Immersion Hawaiian on audio CD is the topical, tropical way to pono Hawaiian instruction.
CD 1: Introduction; The Hawaiian alphabet; Pronuciation; Greetings CD 2: The big island of Hawaii; Adjectives; Future verb form CD 3: The island of Maui; Articles; Past tense verb form CD 4: The island of O'ahu; Pronouns; Numbers; Future verb form CD 5: The island of Kaua'i; Question words; Hawaiian syntax CD 6: The island of Moloka'i; Directional words; Defining time CD 7: The island of Lan'i; colors; The human body; Common expressions CD 8: Summary of vocabulary; Lessons from previous programs
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp and his female partner, Kiele Akana-Gooch, act as guides in this surprisingly well-done language program, which presents the history, culture, place names, and music of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as the language.
Lessons cover the Hawaiian phonetic system, basic greetings, pronouns, verb usage, a variety of vocabulary areas, and Hawaiian syntax.
Kaliko and Kiele read the sample dialogues, giving the listener the chance to hear male and female voices in action.
The 8-disc program is also loaded with stories told in Hawaiian, which will help the listener gain an ear for the language.
As obscure as the Hawaiian language may seem to some, INSTANT IMMERSION HAWAIIAN demonstrates language learning--and teaching--at its best.
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2005 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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