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Ke Kānāwai Māmalahoe

For Saturday, July 6, 2013

Na Kekeha Solis

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Synopsis: What is the meaning of the Law of the Splintered Paddle? Does it cover camping on sidewalks?

 

Aloha mai e nā makamaka heluhelu o Kauakūkalahale. I ka pule nei i hala, ua ho'omaka iho nei ka ho'okō 'ana o ke Kūlanakauhale i ke kānāwai hou e ho'oha'alele ai i ka po'e e ho'omoana ana ma nā pīpā alanui o Honolulu. 'O ka Pila 7 ia, 'o ia ho'i, 'o nā mea ho'ouluhua wale a mea 'āke'ake'a paha e waiho ana ma ka pīpā alanui, he hiki i ka limahana kūlanakauhale ke lawe aku i ia mau mea i kahi 'ē. ‘O ka mana'o o nā luna kūlanakauhale, inā e lawe 'ia aku ia mau mea, e ha'alele aku ka po'e na lākou ia mau mea.

I mea aha lā ka Pila 7? Ua kipaku wale 'ia aku ka po'e e noho pa'a ana ma kahakai ma mua. Kohu mea lā, he mana ko ke aupuni e hana e like me kona makemake. I kēia manawa na'e, ua hāpai 'ia a'ela ke Kānāwai Māmalahoe, 'o ia ho'i, “E hele ka 'elemakule, ka luahine, a me nā kamali'i a moe i ke ala 'a'ohe mea nāna e ho'opilikia.” A 'o ke kumu i hāpai 'ia ai ua kānāwai nei, he paukū ia no loko mai o ke Kumu Kānāwai o Hawai'i nei. 'O ka paukū 10 nō ia o ka mokuna 9 o ke Kumu Kānāwai. Ua unuhi 'ia ka 'ōlelo haole mai loko mai o ka 'ōlelo Hawai'i, 'oiai, ua ho'opuka 'ia nō 'o Māmalahoe Kānāwai, a no laila, eia mai ka 'ōlelo haole, “Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety.”

'O kekahi po'e, kapa aku lākou i ia kānāwai 'o Māmalahoa Kānāwai, akā, 'a'ole e nānā 'ia ka pololei a me ka 'ole o ka inoa o ia kānāwai. 'O ka mea nui o kēia mo'olelo, he aha lā ka mana'o o Kamehameha ma ka ho'opuka 'ana i ia kānāwai? He mau nīnau paha ke kupu a'e. 'O ka 'elemakule, ka luahine a me ke keiki, 'o lākou wale nō ke ho'omalu 'ia? He hiki ke ho'opilikia 'ia aku ke kāne a me ka wahine, ke kanaka makua ho'i? 'A'ole paha. Ma “He Moolelo No Kamehameha I,” 'ōlelo 'ia, “O ka manao nui o keia Kanawai, he maluhia.” 'Eā, inā 'o ka mana'o nui o kēia Kānāwai, he maluhia, helu pū 'ia ke kāne a me ka wahine ma loko o ia pū'ulu.

‘O kekahi nīnau, 'o ke ala wale nō kahi maluhia? Wahi a ka Meia Kirk Caldwell, i kona mana'o, 'a'ole e 'ae ana ia kānāwai e ho'omoana ke kanaka ma ke ala a mau loa. Ua 'ōlelo 'o Caldwell, he kānāwai ia no ka pono o ke kamahele, 'a'ole no ka ho'omoana 'ana ma ka pīpā alanui. Ua heluhelu paha ka Meia i ka mo'olelo i puka ai 'o Māmalahoe Kānāwai? He mau mana nō. Akā, ke kuhi nei ko 'oukou mea kākau, 'a'ole wale nō kahi maluhia 'o ke ala. “'O ka mana'o nui o kēia Kānāwai, he maluhia.” Ma nā wahi a pau nō paha. A 'o ke kamahele a me ke kanaka e ho'omoana ana ma ka pīpā alanui paha ke mālama 'ia.

A 'o kekahi mea nui paha, 'o nā Ali'i kekahi ke ho'opilikia 'ole aku i ke kanaka. 'O ka mālama kanaka paha ka mana'o nui. A no laila, 'o ka Pila 7, he kū'ē ia i ke Kānāwai Māmalahoe. He pono i nā luna kūlanakauhale ke 'imi aku i wahi e mālama pono 'ia ai ke kanaka hale 'ole.

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ā leka iā māua, '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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Ken_Conklin wrote:
It's a shame that some activists try to twist the Law of the Splintered Paddle to make it say things it was never intended to say. Yes, someone should be able to sleep by the side of the road in safety. No, that does not mean he should be able to lie in the middle of the road and force everyone else to take a detour. Yes, someone should be able to sleep by the side of the road in safety. No, that does not mean he should be able to stay awake and harass others trying to pass by; it does not mean he should be able to set up a lobbying office with computer, TV, leaflets, and signs. Yes, a traveler should be able to find a safe place to sleep where he will be protected against anyone trying to rob or molest him. No, that does not mean he can forever pretend to be a traveler and choose any place he wishes to spend weeks and months not traveling but actually in residence there. The activists like to seize a commonsense act of charity to turn it into an entitlement expanded by lawyers who torture every word until it screams things never imagined or intended.
on July 6,2013 | 05:54AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
ATTENTION ALL HOMELESS- Please report this address for free housing 46-255 Kahuhipa St. Apt. 1205 Kane'ohe. For directions please contact the owner by either telephone or email- (808) 247 7942 Ken_Conklin @ yahoo,com
on July 6,2013 | 06:18AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Please report *to* this address, of course.
on July 6,2013 | 06:25AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Fail. The Law of the Splintered Paddle was never interpreted to mean that a private homeowner must allow homeless people to enter or squat on his property. Of course Terri Kelli might let them squat in her place, if they can figure out who and where she is.
on July 6,2013 | 11:37AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Yes, you ARE a failure, because as a person with a PhD, your reading comprehension should actually be decent. Nowhere did I reference or infer anything about that law in my comment. That was a direct comment solely to the homeless. Secondly, your misinterpretation of said law above and below as your alter ego DiverDave furthers that proof. Kekeha gave the correct meaning of the law in one single, solitary Hawaiian word. Yet, you read and take a literal interpretation of Kamehameha's words because you are still thinking in Western ways and Western culture. Again, you THINK you know Hawaiians and their language, but your rudimentary knowledge is nothing more than Hawaiian words over a white man's culture. You know NOTHING of what that law's intent is, and thus, you have ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS telling other people that they are the ones who do not understand it. You know NOTHING of the Hawaiian language. Stop pretending you do.
on July 6,2013 | 02:53PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
TK "Nowhere did I reference or infer anything about that law in my comment. That was a direct comment solely to the homeless." So, TK admits her comment was totally irrelevant to the topic of the essay. TK admits she is a troll, just trying to make trouble. Then TK continues to spend the remainder of her comment writing about Conklin rather than writing about the Law of the Splintered Paddle. Such hatred. Such garbage. Epic fail.
on July 6,2013 | 08:57PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Who is this TK female you are referring to? Obviously not me, since you know I am male. AGAIN, I will repeat the main idea of the paragraph = You know NOTHING of what that law's intent is, and thus, you have ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS telling other people that they are the ones who do not understand it. You know NOTHING of the Hawaiian language. Stop pretending you do.
on July 6,2013 | 09:30PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
PS YOU are the one who posted your address on the internet for all the world to see. That is just sophomoric on your part. So are you going to call me a red diaper dooper baby.... AGAIN?
on July 6,2013 | 09:32PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Dear kennyKKonklin/DiaperDave, you are saying that you are right and Kekeha Solis is wrong. MOREOVER, you are also stating that both authors Kamakau AND Haleole were wrong as well, since Kekeha was actually agreeing with them when he quoted the book He Moolelo No Kamehameha I, “O ka manao nui o keia Kanawai, he maluhia.” Ergo, you are saying that you actually know more than 2 native Hawaiian history experts from the 1800's who lived in the age of Kamehameha I himself AND a contemporary scholar who speaks Hawaiian and has a diploma in all this. All the while, YOU, Diaperdave/KennyKKonklin, have no ability at all in the Hawaiian language AND you clearly lack a diploma in Hawaiian ANYTHING, and you certainly were not alive when this proclamation came to pass. Plus, you cannot even conjugate the verb to be correctly and you don't know the difference between their, there, and they're. Yet, you expect the world to take YOU for the expert instead of the genuinely educated. YOU are an arrogant, narcissistic jáckàss, DD/KKKonklin.
on July 14,2013 | 02:44PM
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. There is no doubt that the homeless people that litter the grounds everyday at Iolani Palace would not be allowed there in Kalakaua's day. (Even today they are made to leave the grounds during night time hours). All these "homeless" do have shelters to go to but either refuse to obey the rules set down at the shelters or have by there own free will chosen to litter the sidewalks with their junk. Many of course are not truly homeless at all but are simply protesters.
on July 6,2013 | 09:30AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
"The law ...was directed at enemy combatants families during conflicts." No, it wasn't. Stop inventing history. It's better that people only think DiverDave/KennyKkonklin is an ídíot rather than him opening his mouth and removing all doubt that he is. Nevertheless, a true ídíot like him cannot comprehend such a concept. Keep going, DD/KKK.
on July 8,2013 | 03:34AM
DiverDave wrote:
Terii_Kelii aka David Rogers is just a know nothing. The law of the splintered paddle has become a model for modern human rights law regarding the treatment of civilians and other non-combatants. It was created when Kamehameha was fighting in Puna. While chasing two fishermen (presumably with the intention to kill them), his leg was caught in the reef, and one of the fisherman, Kaleleiki, hit him mightily on the head with a paddle in defense, which broke into pieces. Kamehameha was able to escape, and years later, the same fisherman was brought before Kamehameha. Instead of ordering for him to be killed Kamehameha ruled that the fisherman had only been protecting his land and family, and so the Law of the Splintered Paddle was declared. The Law of the Splintered Paddle: Kānāwai Māmalahoe. (PDF). hawaii.edu
on July 8,2013 | 11:47AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Well, those are NOT your words, well after the non-combatants part at least. You copied and pasted those words. How cute that you can do that but you cannot grasp the concept of reading comprehension. Nowhere in that plagiarized explanation does it state that the law was meant for "enemy combatants families during conflicts" as you stated. The precise explanation is above, in Hawaiian, which you cannot read. I know what the law's intent was because I can read, both in English AND Hawaiian. Kamehameha saved his attacker and you astoundingly ignore that and go straight for non-combatants and enemy combatant families. Just like you did under your original name, KennyKKOnklin, you take Hawaiian language so literally that the true meaning of the words is lost in your white culture. Now go ahead and explain exactly what Kekeha said in the column, because he clearly disagrees with you. Oh yeah, you can't because you do not speak Hawaiian.
on July 8,2013 | 04:40PM
DiverDave wrote:
Thank you for confirming I am correct and you are wrong as usual David Rogers.
on July 9,2013 | 09:45AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
and again, you present yet another reason why it is completely useless to debate anything with any specificity with you. You will NEVER, EVER admit you are wrong about anything, even when it is so very aptly proven to you. YOu are just waayy too narcissistic to admit you are wrong about anything, KennyKKonklin. I could say that the grass is green and the sky is blue, but you would still argue because that is just the way you are. Shall I mail you one more photocopy of ANOTHER one of your posts where you are quite clearly proven wrong, KennyKKonklin????
on July 9,2013 | 12:54PM
DiverDave wrote:
It is you that cannot admit you are wrong, as always, David Rogers. Or should I call you Walter Murray Gibson?
on July 11,2013 | 09:56PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
You are not saying that I am wrong. You are saying that you are right and Kekeha Solis is wrong, since all I was doing was agreeing with him. MOREOVER, you are also stating that both authors Kamakau AND Haleole were wrong as well, since Kekeha was actually agreeing with them when he quoted the book He Moolelo No Kamehameha I, “O ka manao nui o keia Kanawai, he maluhia.” Ergo, you are saying that you actually know more than 2 native Hawaiian history experts from the 1800's who lived in the age of Kamehameha I himself AND a contemporary scholar who speaks Hawaiian and has a diploma in all this. All the while, YOU Diaperdave/KennyKKonklin, have no ability at all in the Hawaiian language AND you clearly lack a diploma in Hawaiian ANYTHING, and you certainly were not alive when this proclamation came to pass. Plus, you cannot even conjugate the verb to be correctly and you don't know the difference between their, there, and they're. Yet, you expect the world to take YOU for the expert instead of the genuinely educated. YOU are an arrogant, narcissistic jáckàss, DD/KKKonklin.
on July 12,2013 | 09:42AM
DiverDave wrote:
You're not going to hurt yourself are you David?
on July 12,2013 | 11:43PM
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