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  • Nov 29, 2011
  • 08:17 PM

Volunteers begin typing 60K Hawaiian-language newspaper pages for preservation project

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher / The Republic
Using volunteer typists is necessary after funding for a Bishop Museum project ran out and because no computer software program is precise enough to handle the Hawaiian language, said Kaui Sai-Dudoit, outreach program manager. The Hawaiian alphabet has eight consonants and five vowels in words of native origin. The consonants are H, K, L, M, N, P, W, plus the okina, or glottal stop. The five vowels are: A, E, I, O and U.

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