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PurpleandGold Motown
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When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?

Just wondering.

And why did the feel the need to put it there? Were the haoles fricking the pronunciation of the double i up that bad?
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fightin tigers
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
it's not an apostrophe

think it is part of the original language.



PurpleandGold Motown
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
Okay...it is the okina. Which apparently is an upside down apostrophe that implies a break...

Okay...

But they are using English letters and spelling...

I'm confused.

And the Hawaiians had no written language before western contact.

So...

Still confused.


LST
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
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And the Hawaiians had no written language before western contact.


Would it be Eastern contact for Hawaii? Or is this in reference to Westen Civilization? Confused.


fightin tigers
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
frick, I don't know. The wife has family out there and I got corrected by one of them. Never went any further with my questioning.


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PurpleandGold Motown
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
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Would it be Eastern contact for Hawaii? Or is this in reference to Westen Civilization? Confused


YOU ARE NOT HELPING!


ByteMe
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
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Still confused.


Embrace it. It took me years to come to terms with it.


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LST
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
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YOU ARE NOT HELPING!


Sorry. I thought we could get to the bottom of all of Hawaii's mysteries. You gotta start somewhere.


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fightin tigers
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
Looks like it started in the 50's.
There because it is part of the written form of the language
It means a small pause; the small pause can change the entire meaning of the word.


Mizzoufan26
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
Best advice I have is don't even worry about Hawaii. These fricks do a bunch of senseless shite.
Hate the people here, completely worthless an lazy, nice place to visit. shite to live at.

How about the warriors still doing their ritual dance before every game, and then subsequently getting their asses trashed.

1-4, but hey if Broadway calls yall are set.


TheIndulger
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
You sound like an absolutely miserable person


bigasstiger
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
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When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?

About the same time they started waiving the pretend hand telephone at everyone.


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Mizzoufan26
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
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You sound like an absolutely miserable person


I'm an awesome person, Hawaii is what needs to step up their game


YouthInAsia
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re: When Did They Start Putting an Apostrophe in Hawaii?
uha...enjoy that Alabama ass-raping this weekend.

Welcome to the SEC.


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