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He aha ka mea nui?

By KAMAKAULANI GRAMBERG

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Synopsis: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -— George Bernard Shaw

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Aloha pumehana e nā makamaka e heluhelu nei. Ho'ola'a 'ia kēia 'atikala no ku'u kupunahine 'o Lokelani Moreno. He kupuna 'o ia ma nā kula ha'aha'a ma kahi o 'umi makahiki. He wahine ikaika 'o ia a he kumu ho'ohālike nui no'u. Nui kona a'o 'ana mai ia'u i ku'u wā kamali'i. He kohu 'a'aka a na'au pōkole i kahi wā, no ka mea, 'a'ole 'o ia hoihoi i ka ho'opaumanawa. Kūlia nō 'o ia i ka pahuhopu a ho'okō aku nō i nā kuleana. I ka ha'alele 'ana o ka hā iā ia he wā kaumaha a pa'akikī no'u. I kēlā me kēia lā ma ia hope iho, noho wale au me ka hāli'ali'a aloha iā ia. Ua hele nō a kāmoloā ke 'ano.

Ma muli o kona hala 'ana, no'ono'o nui au e pili ana i ka holomua o ka'u mau hana pono'ī a me ka holomua nō ho'i o ka po'e Hawai'i. Ke mana'o nei au e ho'oikaika i ka mālama 'ana i ko'u mau pilina, nā kuleana kula, a me ka'u mau hana like 'ole a pau. I kēia mau lā nō ho'i, nui ke kūkākūkā a me ka paio 'ana no ke 'ano o ia mea he “Hawai'i maoli”. He aha ia mea he Hawai'i maoli? He nīnau wāhi pūniu nō ia. Ho'omana'o au i kekahi mo'olelo a'u i heluhelu ai ma loko o ka papa i kēlā kau aku nei. Penei ho'i:

Aia 'elua kime pōhīna'i 'ōiwi ma ka ho'okūkū kahului. 'Oko'a ka lāhui o kekahi a 'oko'a nō ho'i ko kekahi. I ka lā ma mua pono o ka ho'okūkū 'ana, ua mana'o ke kime mua, aia ka pono i ke kiu aku i ka hoa paio i mea e 'ike ai i kona akamai a me ka 'ole i ka pā'ani 'ana. I kiu aku ka hana, ua 'ike 'ia ke akamai loa o kēlā kime i ka pā'ani. No laila, ua ho'i lākou nei me ka mana'o e eo ana paha ke ho'okūkū, e aho ho'i ke kūkākūkā 'ana i ka mea e lilo ai ke eo iā lākou.

I ka hopena o ke kūkā, ua kuhi lākou 'a'ole paha he po'e 'ōiwi maoli nā lālā a pau o kēlā kime, a he pono ke koikoi aku iā lākou e hō'oia'i'o mai i ko lākou kūlana he kanaka 'ōiwi i mua o ka 'uao. No laila, i ke ahiahi ma mua o ka ho'okūkū kahului, 'ōlelo akula ke kime mua i ka 'uao ha'uki e hō'oia 'ia ke kūlana 'ōiwi o nā 'ālapa o kekahi kime. A pane akula ka 'uao, “Pehea e hō'oia'i'o ai?” 'Ōlelo aku ke kime mua, “Ma o ka ho'opuka 'ana i kā lākou 'ōlelo 'ōiwi, pēlā nō e 'ike 'ia ai.” E like na'e me ka nui o ka po'e 'ōiwi o kēia mau lā, 'a'ole hiki i nā lālā o kēlā kime ke ho'opuka i kā lākou 'ōlelo pono'ī. Eia na'e, ua hō'ike lākou i kā lākou kāleka 'ōiwi i mea e hō'oia ai i ko lākou lāhui 'ōiwi. Kū'ē ke kime mua i ia 'ano hō'ike. 'O ka ho'opa'apa'a aku a ho'opa'apa'a mai nō ia a welo ka lā. He minamina ho'i kau, no ka mea, 'a'ohe lawa ka manawa e pā'ani ai, a wahi a ka 'uao, 'a'ohe mea lanakila. Hoka ihola nā kime 'elua no ko lākou po'o pa'akikī a me ke kū'ē'ē kekahi i kekahi.

'O ka nīnau nui o kēia mo'olelo, “He aha ka mea nui?” 'A'ole paha 'o ka hō'oia lāhui he mea nui. I mea kōkua aha ia no kākou e holomua ai? He mea ia e pau ai ka “pā'ani” 'ana. E aho e ho'omana'o i nā mea nui. Aia i laila ka holomua. 'O ia ka mana'o nui o ku'u tūtū aloha. Mau nō kona a'o 'ana mai ia'u.

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ā leka i? m?ua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:

>> kwong@hawaii.edu
>> rsolis@hawaii.edu

a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:

>> 956-2627 (Laiana)
>> 956-2627 (Kekeha)

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






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Terii_Kelii wrote:
Ua kuhihewa ka mana‘o. minamina.
on May 18,2013 | 02:28AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Ninau: He aha ka mea nui? Pane: 'O na mea iki ka mea nui.

Eia he 'olelo no'eau i ka 'olelo Pelekane: "The devil is in the details."


on May 18,2013 | 07:07AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Ua kuhihewa ka mana‘o. minamina.
on May 19,2013 | 05:18PM
DiverDave wrote:
The problem with change in Hawaii is that 150 years later people today want to tell people who lived then what they should have wanted when all their words and actions showed they totally embraced Democracy.
on May 18,2013 | 10:21AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Ua kuhihewa ka mana‘o. minamina.
on May 19,2013 | 05:18PM
holokanaka wrote:
is america a democracy? is the Hawaiian Kingdom a democracy? answer NO. "...people today want to tell people who lived then what they should have wanted..." eh joker if you could read Hawaiian you would know exactly what the "people who lived then.." wanted. but of course if you knew that then all your stupid posts would show you that you do not know what you are talking about.
on May 20,2013 | 03:11PM
DiverDave wrote:
Why don't you enlighten us all?
on May 20,2013 | 10:34PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Because knowledge is a thing of value and no one wants to give valuables to those who clearly do not appreciate it, and who, in fact, rape the very knowledge they demand.
on May 21,2013 | 01:44AM
holokanaka wrote:
most have already been enlightened, but some like you, joker, just cannot accept the truth and facts and will continue posting their ignorance.
on May 21,2013 | 07:23AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
exactly.
on May 21,2013 | 12:11PM
DiverDave wrote:
Come on now holokanaka and David Rodgers, you are really just ignorant and have no facts to back up your statements. You never do. "If you could read Hawaiian you would know exactly what the people that lived then wanted" says holokanaka. Well read this: After Liliuokalani's attempt to put forth her own constitution J.L. Kalulukou changed his mind about her attempt at power grabbing. Kaulukou was the Speaker of House of the Republic of Hawaii at the time of annexation. As Kaulukou told the San Francisco Chronicle on July 28, 1898, "I regard Annexation as the best thing that could happen for Hawaii, both native and foreign population. I have advocated it ever since it became an issue in political politics and I rejoice heartily that it has come. For years I have looked upon it as being, if not inevitable, at least as the only way in which the best interests of Hawaii could be protected and advanced". So, here is a Polynesian-Hawaiian, Speaker of the House, (which was dominated by Polynesian-Hawaiians) saying annexation was best for all. But holokanaka and David Rodgers know more than the people that lived in the day.
on July 2,2013 | 09:20PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
You really need to stop making up history. Just as you did in the comments section of the Kauakūkalahale column on July 6th, you throw around fake names and events that never happened to make it sound like you know something about history. You don't know a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. That is why you have to make it up, AND that is why it is useless to debate you on history. You know nothing about the subject. YOU are a waste of time. I have a diploma. YOU don't. End of discussion.
on July 7,2013 | 04:49PM
DiverDave wrote:
Nothing fake here except you, David Rogers. It's sad how you know so little about Hawaii's history, politics, and culture.
on July 13,2013 | 01:17PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
There you go again, posting comments up on columns that were published weeks prior. That is the very thing I did on my own column, but YOU called ME unethical for doing so. Hypocrite much? One little tidbit- I (1) is definitely NOT the same as II (2). You do not know history, so stop copying and pasting others' words.
on July 27,2013 | 04:59PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
YOU SAID - DiverDave wrote: Mr. Conklin is correct again. Originating with King Kamehameha I in 1797, the law, "Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety," was directed at enemy combatants families during conflicts.... on July 6,2013 | 09:30AM WRONG. THAT IS NOT WHO THE LAW WAS ''DIRECTED TO''. Stop making up history with your ridiculous fairy tales.
on July 27,2013 | 05:06PM
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