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'A'ole e 'ōlelo mai ana ke ahi, ua ana ia

For Saturday, June 30, 2012

Na Kekeha Solis

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Synopsis: Accidental or intentional brush fires can get out of hand.

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Welina e nā makamaka heluhelu ma kēia kau wela nei. 'A'ole i wela loa 'o ne'i nei e like me ka mea e 'ike 'ia akula ma 'Amelika Hui pū 'ia. 'O ke po'omana'o e kau a'ela ma luna, he 'ōlelo no'eau ia mai nā kūpuna mai e hō'ike ana i ka ikaika o ka inaina a o ke aloha paha, 'o ia ho'i, e wela mau ana ka inaina i loko o ke kanaka ke loa'a ke kumu.

A pēlā pū me ke aloha. He nani ia mana'o, akā, 'o ka mea i koho 'ia ai ua 'ōlelo no'eau nei i po'o mana'o no kēia pule, 'o ia nā ahi e lapalapa ana ma Hawai'i nei i kēia kau wela nei, a ma 'Amelika 'Ākau kekahi, e 'ai ana i ka 'āina a me nā mea a pau ma luna, 'o ka hale 'oe, 'o ke kumu lā'au 'oe a pēlā aku.

A he 'ōpū nunui ko ke ahi, e mā'ona 'ole ana i ka nui o nā mea e ulu ana a e waiho wale ana ma ka 'āina, i pulupulu ia mau mea e hōlapu ai ke ahi. A ke hui pū ia me ka malo'o o ka nahele a me ka ikaika o ka makani, 'o ka laha koke auane'i ia o ke ahi, e like me ke ahi e lapalapa ana ma Kololako, ma Monakana, ma 'Alikona a me kekahi mau moku'āina. Kau ka weli ke nānā aku. A pēlā pū me Hikimoe ma Kaua'i.

'O ke ahi e 'ā wale, 'a'ole e hiki ke 'alo a'e, akā, 'o ke kanaka puhi paka e ko'ele wāwae ana ma ka pīpā alanui, a e holo ana paha ma luna o ke ka'a, a 'o kona pana aku nō ia i ke po'omuku kikaliki i ka nahele a i ka la'alā'au ma ka'e o ke alanui paha, he hana lapuwale ia e pō'ino ai ka 'āina a me ke ola nō ho'i paha. A 'o ka 'oi loa aku, 'o ia ke puhi kolohe 'ana i ke ahi.

'O ka nīnau nui ke 'ā ke ahi, a lapalapa ana ma ka nāhelehele, he aha kona mea e pio koke ai? 'Eā, 'a'ole e 'ōlelo mai ana ke ahi, ua ana ia.

'O kekahi mea, 'o ia ke kiola 'ole 'ia 'ana o ke po'omuku kikaliki ma 'ō a ma 'ane'i.'Auhea 'oukou e nā kānaka puhi paka, e ho'opio pono 'ia ke kikaliki a e mālama 'ia a hiki aku i ke 'ie 'ōpala, a ma loko o laila e kiola aku ai i ke po'omuku. A i ka wā paha e koe ai i ke ahikoe a 'ā, a 'ā ho'i ke kikaliki, e ho'opio pono 'ia ke ahikoe, 'a'ole e kiola wale aku. 'A'ole paha i pio pono, e 'ā iki iho ana nō paha.

Eia mai paha kekahi mea e pau ai ka laha 'ana a'e o ke ahi i kona wā e lapalapa ana ma ka nāhelehele. He 'āpana lole nunui loa, kohu kapa moe. A 'o ke 'ano o ka lole, ua like ia me ka lole pale ahi o ka po'e kinai ahi e komo ai. A ma nā lihi 'ao'ao o ia kapa pale ahi, e humuhumu 'ia ke kēpau a me ka mea kaumaha 'ē a'e paha.

A na kekahi mau mokulele pinao e ho'omoe iho i ke kapa pale ahi a ma luna o ka nāhelehele o ke ahi e lele ana, i 'ole e 'ā ke ahi ma ia māhele 'āina, a pau ka laha 'ana a'e.

A laila, e ku'upau nā kinaiahi ma kahi e lapalapa ana ke ahi me ka hopohopo 'ole paha i ka laha loa 'ana aku. Inā e hana 'ia kahi kapa e like me ia, 'a'ole nō paha kākou e pilikia loa i ke ahi 'āhiu ma ka nāhelehele.

(He wahi kīna'u ko ka mo'olelo Kauakūkalahale o kēlā Pō'aono aku nei. Ua kiko hewa 'ia ka inoa o ka nūpepa puka lā, 'o ka Star-Advertiser ka pololei, a 'o ka inoa Hawai'i, 'o ia nō 'o ka Hōkū Avalataisa. LH.)

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This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
Yes, it's true: accidental or intentional brush fires can get out of hand. One metaphorical brush fire that has clearly gotten out of hand is the butchering of names of people and places when names originating in one language are changed to make them obey the rules of a different language. If such a brush fire starts when citing English names in a Hawaiian-language article, then the brush fire might spread to the way Hawaiian names are cited in English-language articles. Disrespecting names is like a dangerous wildfire, which can spread to other places. Hawaiian writers cannot butcher English place-names while demanding that English writers respect Hawaiian place-names.
on June 30,2012 | 06:58AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
For example, this article disrespects place-names of the United States and the states that comprise it, by unnecessarily Hawaiianizing them. Speakers of Hawaiian language are not so stupid that a writer must help them by Hawaiianizing place names originating from Native American, Spanish, or English languages. 'Amelika Hui pū 'ia, Kololako, Monakana, 'Alikona are really the United States, Colorado, Montana, and Arizona. Why butcher them by Hawaiianizing them merely because an essay referring to them happens to be written in Hawaiian language? Let's tell the editors of this newspaper that when it publishes any article in English language, the Hawaiian place-names should be Englished. For example, Ken Conklin and his friend Kimo live on "Kahuhipa" street in "Kane'ohe" should be Englished to make it say Ken Conklin and his friend Jim live on Shepherd Street in Bamboo Man town.
on June 30,2012 | 06:58AM
elijahhawaii3 wrote:
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on June 30,2012 | 07:48AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
I do not beat dead horses. This horse is still very obviously alive, as shown by the continued butchering of English names in this current article. So long as the horse lives, I can continue to beat it.
on June 30,2012 | 11:35AM
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