Upload-ANTH 210 #2 - Alex Kasula Hawaiian Studies Reaction...

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Alex Kasula Hawaiian Studies Reaction Paper February 7, 2010 Aloha and mahalo, two words many people living, or visiting in Hawaii hear almost every day. These are ancient words that represent history, oppression, and the whole Hawaiian language. The Hawaiian language itself is very interesting, along with its historical context dealing with the formation of a written language and the language of the oppressed, Pidgin. The Hawaiian language is an extremely intriguing and historical language that is a part of the Austronesian language family. Though it is very similar to many other Polynesian languages such as Samoan and Tongan, it has very significant differences. The language is exceptionally easy to learn and simplistic while also being very vowel focused. There is actually a rule in the Hawaiian language that no two consonants in a word will ever be placed together. The grammar in the language is also a very simplistic aspect to understand. In verb markers there is no conjugation and there is also no gender signal in the pronouns and nouns unlike the French and Spanish languages. Though the Hawaiian language has been around for thousands of years and many of the
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