A Pocket Guide to the Hawaiian Language
By Albert J. Schutz
Illustrated by Dietrich Varez
Once expected to be extinct by the end of the 20th century, the Hawaiian language has recently made a remarkable comeback. Beginning in the 1970s, a "renaissance" has allowed visitors to glimpse something of the richness of a culture and language that were once discouraged. For the first time in years, you now have a good chance of seeing authentic hula performances and hearing Hawaiian spoken and sung accurately. This concise, conveniently sized mini-book serves as a friendly introduction to the Hawaiian language, teaching the native alphabet, proper pronunciation, and commonly used words and phrases.
5" x 7", 60 pages, Soft Cover