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Hana akula nō ka haole

Na Laina Wong

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Synopsis: “Haole” is a Hawaiian word the definition and appropriate usage of which should not be co-opted but defined instead within Hawaiian contexts.

Aloha mai nō kākou e nā hoa heluhelu e kūpa'a nei ma hope o ka pono o ka 'ōlelo Hawai'i. Ua ola nō kā kākou 'ōlelo makuahine i loko nō o kona ho'oma'au wale 'ia e kahi 'ōlelo kala'ihi e kapa 'ia nei 'o ka namu haole.

I loko o nā makahiki he nui i ka'ahope a'e nei, nani wale ka nui o ka ho'opa'apa'a 'ana e lohe 'ia ana mai kēlā kū'ono a kēia kū'ono o ko kākou pae'āina nei no ka ho'okumu 'ia 'ana o ua hua'ōlelo nei, 'o “haole.”

Eia nō i kēia mau lā a kākou e lohe nei, he mau kānaka e kālai nei i ia hua ma nā 'āpana 'elua, 'o ia ho'i, ‘o “hā” a me “'ole.” 'O ka mana'o nui e hāpai 'ia nei, he mea ia i nele i ka hā 'ole.

'O kekahi wehewehe 'ana a'u i lohe ai, penei ho'i: 'o ka po'e haole i hiki mua mai i 'ane'i, 'a'ohe o lākou honi ihu 'ana e like me ka mea ma'a mau i ka po'e Polenekia.

'O ia ho'i, 'a'ohe wahi hā'awi aku a hā'awi mai i ka hā, a 'o ia ihola ke kumu. He 'ōlelo lolelua nō na'e ia o ka mana'o, no ka mea, inā he kanaka ia i nele i ka hā 'ole, ua nele nō kā paha i ke ola 'ole, he kupapa'u paha a he 'uhane paha. Ina ho'i pēlā, he kumu 'i'o nō paha ia e 'eha ai ka haole.

No'u iho na'e, 'a'ole au puni i ia mana'o. Ua 'ike 'ia i nā mo'olelo kahiko ko Kamapua'a kapa 'ia 'ana i ka haole. 'A'ole i maopopo ia'u no kona honi a honi 'ole paha, eia na'e, he mea ola 'o ia a ua hiki nō ho'i iā ia ke hanu. Eia hou, ma ka nānā 'ana i kekahi mau 'ōlelo Polinekia, ma nā mokupuni Marquesan ho'i, aia ka hua'ōlelo “'ao'e” e ho'ohana 'ia ana no ka po'e o waho mai a ua hiki ke 'ike 'ia kona pilina i ka hua 'ōlelo “haole”.

A eia hou kekahi kumu, aia ma nā lola i pa'a ai nā leo o nā kūpuna, 'a'ohe lohe 'ia o ka hua'ōlelo haole e puana 'ia ana me ka 'okina a me ke kahakō. 'A'ole na'e e hihi. 'O ka mana'o i kēia mau lā ka'u o ke kākau 'ana i kēia kolamu.

'Ekolu pule aku nei, nui ka ho'ohalahala ma nā nūpepa no ka ho'owahawaha a ka luna maka'āinana Faye Hanohano i kahi haole ma ka 'aha'ōlelo. 'A'ohe o'u mana'o kūpale i ke 'ano o kā ia ala hana, eia na'e, ma ia hope mai, ua hāpai 'ia ka mana'o no ke 'ano kūamuamu a kūpono 'ole ho'i o kahi hua'ōlelo āna i ho'opuka ai, 'o ia nō 'o “haole.”

Kā, 'eā, 'a'ole au kāko'o i ia mana'o. He hua'ōlelo Hawai'i kahiko nō ia i lawe kahiki 'ia e ka namu haole i ka wā i kū ai ka namu haole i ka moku.

Ua 'ano maha'oi ka ho'okolonaio 'ia 'ana o ko kākou 'āina, a oki loa ho'i ka ho'okolonaio 'ia o kā kākou 'ōlelo. 'Eā, inā 'eha ko'u na'au i ka lohe aku i kahi hua haole, 'a'ohe o'u pāpā aku i ka po'e haole 'a'ole e ho'opuka i kā lākou 'ōlelo.

I loko o nā makahiki i hala a'e nei, nui ka ho'ololi 'ana o ka po'e haole i kā lākou 'ōlelo no ka mea, ua 'ike ahuwale 'ia ma loko o ia 'ōlelo kā lākou hana 'ino 'ana a ho'olu'ulu'u 'ana ho'i kekahi i kekahi. No'u iho, 'a'ohe o'u puni i kā lākou noho kumu ho'ohālike no kākou.

No'u iho, he haole au, he Pākē, he Pukikī, a he Hawai'i ho'i. 'A'ohe o'u 'eha i ke kapa 'ia mai pēlā.

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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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Terii_Kelii wrote:
E ō, e Laiana! Pololei loa, a kāko‘o au i kou mana‘o. Like nō a like ka hana a kekahi i ke kālai i ka hua ‘ōlelo "aloha" i nā ‘āpana ‘elua - alo a me hā. Kohu like ka mana‘o penei - he po‘e aloha ka Hawai‘i no ka mea ua hā'awi aku a hā'awi mai i ka hā he alo a he alo. Pehea na‘e ka hua ‘ōlelo alofa ma ka ‘ōlelo Kāmoa? ‘A‘ole hiki ke kālai like ‘ia ia hua ‘ōlelo i nā ‘āpana ‘elua - alo a me fā!! He hana minamina a kekahi ke a‘o iki i ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i a ma hope iho, haku wale lākou i nā mea hewa e pili ana i ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i. Eia kekahi, ho‘ohana ka po‘e i nā hua ‘ōlelo ‘elua huna a me ho‘oponopono ma ke ‘ano he ho‘omana Hawai‘i !! Hewa Hewa Hewa! Aia ma Youtube ho‘i he mau wikiō hewa loa e pili ana i ka ho‘oponopono, a aia ma Facebook ho‘i he hui i kapa ‘ia Huna is not Hawaiian. Makemake au e heluhelu i ke kolamu e pili ana i ia mau ho‘omana Hawai‘i ho‘okamani.
on March 29,2014 | 05:08AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
The robot makes it impossible to use certain words, so I'm doing my best to produce a workaround. Apologies if my comment gets printed more than once after the original version gets "approved."

Of course the word "ha*le" formerly meant "foreigner" or "stranger" without designating any specific race, as the word was used by Hawaiian natives 200 years ago. Then, as Asians began coming to Hawaii in large numbers, "ha*le" came to refer specifically to Caucasians, and the word was used merely as a description without racist intent. But times change, and a "living" language changes what meanings are conveyed in the kaona of a word. Today the word is often spoken by ethnic Hawaiians with a sneer, a scowl, and epithets in front of it. Comes now a language expert deflecting charges of racism in the use of the word "ha*le" by reminding us about ancient usages of the word that were not racist. The nicest thing that can be said about such an analysis is that it is disingenuous. It is, quite simply, irrelevant. It is in fact quite nasty. Such an analysis is an attempt to give permission to use a word in a way that is racially hurtful and inflammatory, by writing on the permission slip that two centuries ago there was no harm in it.


on March 29,2014 | 07:50AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Right now there's a big controversy about some guy on the mainland who created a webpage allowing people to verify that they have no sexually transmitted disease. He called the webpage "hula" and advertised it by saying that a guy could use the webpage to prove to a girl that he had no STD, and that would help him get lei'd. Well, there was a huge uproar about abusing the Hawaiian cultural icons "hula" and "lei", and how insulting and offensive it is to use those words in such a way. Perhaps Laiana Wong (name misspelled in the byline) might be able to grasp the fact that those who feel insulted and outraged by that webpage will never come around and accept it simply because I explain to them that in ancient times hula was sometimes used like Viagra, as a way to arouse sexual desire (which is why the missionaries persuaded the native Hawaiian king to ban it); and that a lei was sometimes given as part of a seduction process; and that the pun-ny use of "lei'd" has been seen for many years on T-shirts showing a hula girl giving a lei to a sailor with the phrase "I got lei'd in Waikiki." Perhaps Laiana Wong will understand that my explanations about the webpage and the ancient usages of hula and lei will be no more successful in mollifying outrage and charges of racism than Wong's explanations about "ha*le."
on March 29,2014 | 07:58AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
This is irrelevant to the article.
on March 29,2014 | 10:05AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Right now there's a big controversy about some guy on the mainland who created a webpage allowing people to verify that they have no sexually transmitted disease. He called the webpage "hula" and advertised it by saying that a guy could use the webpage to prove to a girl that he had no STD, and that would help him get lei'd. Well, there was a huge uproar about abusing the Hawaiian cultural icons "hula" and "lei", and how insulting and offensive it is to use those words in such a way. Perhaps Laiana Wong (name misspelled in the byline) might be able to grasp the fact that those who feel insulted and outraged by that webpage will never come around and accept it simply because I explain to them that in ancient times hula was sometimes used like Viagra, as a way to arouse sexual desire (which is why the missionaries persuaded the native Hawaiian king to ban it); and that a lei was sometimes given as part of a seduction process; and that the pun-ny use of "lei'd" has been seen for many years on T-shirts showing a hula girl giving a lei to a sailor with the phrase "I got lei'd in Waikiki." Perhaps Laiana Wong will understand that my explanations about the webpage and the ancient usages of hula and lei will be no more successful in mollifying outrage and charges of racism than Wong's explanations about "ha*le."
on March 29,2014 | 08:02AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
This is irrelevant to the article.
on March 29,2014 | 10:07AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Here's another illustration. “N*gr” appears 219 times in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." White boy Huck repeatedly referred to his African-American best friend Jim as a "n*gr" in the novel, published by Mark Twain in the 1880s and set at a time around 1840. Back then that word could be used without racist intent, and even as a friendly way for a white boy to describe his best friend while praising him as the smartest guy and best fighter around. But in recent decades that word has been banned from use in polite circles, and hundreds of schools have removed the book from their libraries merely because the word has become inflammatory and politically incorrect. Is Laiana Wong capable of grasping the fact that explanations about ancient usages of "ha*le" are irrelevant to the racist way the word is often used today? Is Wong so arrogant as to tell people who feel deeply offended by it that they are ignorant and wrong?
on March 29,2014 | 11:19AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
This is yet again another irrelevancy to the above column and its main idea.
on March 29,2014 | 12:06PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
PS to KennÿKKonlín - you referred to me in the comments under a previous column with the racist epithet "rédneck cräcker". (Shall I send you another copy of the column and comments?) Consequently, your feigned outrage for words you purposefully misperceive as racist epithets falls on unsympathetic ears and proves your hypocrisy.
on March 29,2014 | 03:55PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
You're lying with the intent of defaming. Pure trash-talk. I don't use the epithet you mention. If you were correct that I had said it, you would be able to cite the URL where I said it so we could all go and find it there. Doesn't exist.
on March 29,2014 | 08:08PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Your behavior here today is just like always. I write a comment about the article, and you write comments about me (purportedly). You love to write comments about me; it's what you get off on. He mea ma'a mau ia. Pono'ole.
on March 29,2014 | 08:17PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Of course, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser deletes racist comments, and yours were deleted as I have previously pointed out. However, I have saved the proof. I will post the proof for all to see on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Facebook page at 7pm Hawai‘i time today. It will be under the section called recent post by others on Honolulu Star-Advertiser. As for the comments, as I said many times, if you cannot take the heat don't start the fire. I spend 30 seconds to write a comment. YOU not only post comments but you also take hours of your time creating entire webpages about others, Professor Kehaulani Watson, for one example, a voluminous webpage replete with your dirty old man comments about her looks that you have boastfully cited under these very columns. Again you prove yourself to be a liar, a hypocrite, and very unethical.
on March 30,2014 | 06:27AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Your comments clearly prove that you have absolutely no idea what the main topic of this column really is. Laian Wong devotes 6 whole paragraphs to a topic COMPLETELY unrelated to what you mention, 7 if I were to include the introduction. You just proved that your claim of moderate fluency in Hawaiian is fraudulent and unethical, just as I stated under the column from 2 weeks ago. robot *giggle* *giggle* *smirk* Bye, C3PO. bwahahahaha
on March 29,2014 | 09:57AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
*Laiana* a typo against your name again. E huikala mai.
on March 29,2014 | 10:08AM
DiverDave wrote:
Correct Dr. Conklin, this is the year 2014. Labels that are meant to degrade, and put down another because of their race have no place in our society. We currently have a elected State legislator, Faye Honohano, that believes yelling in the halls of the Capital "Any work by H*oles, Japs, Par*nges and P*kes, you can just take away right now,” in regards to award winning artwork by artists around the State is perfectly all right! Wow! Stop with the rationalization of what words once meant Wong, and get with reality. Let's move on in this State together, and stop the usage of divisive and harmful name calling.
on March 30,2014 | 10:52AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
By label, do you mean the rédnéck cräckér label you used to refer to me under your other moniker KennÿKKõnklin or do you mean the red diaper doopér baby label you yourself called me .... FOUR times?? Oh, that's right! You meant both. Nevermind.
on March 30,2014 | 08:01PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
As Terii_Kelii wrote several times: This is yet again another irrelevancy to the above column and its main idea.
on March 31,2014 | 11:39AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
And yet again quoting another frequent comment made by great Terii_Kelii: "as I said many times, if you cannot take the heat don't start the fire"
on March 31,2014 | 11:48AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Kelli continues asserting her delusional, paranoid assumption that DiverDave and Ken_Conklin are the same person, despite very different writing styles.
on March 31,2014 | 11:56AM
DiverDave wrote:
Terri_Kelli is simply an attacker with never any comment to make. So boring.
on March 31,2014 | 12:08PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Kelli's inability to refrain from personal attacks drags down the weakly Hawaiian language column into the gutter. People who don't know Hawaiian might not realize how nasty the column sometimes is. But they can judge the column's nastiness by seeing the nastiness of the only commenter who consistently admires and supports the column.
on March 31,2014 | 12:22PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Oh well, the proof is still there after two days for all to see. Here is the URL. Look on that site where I said. Surely you are smart enough to know that the bad and mean things you do to people will eventually catch up to you. https://www.facebook.com/staradvertiser
on April 1,2014 | 06:37AM
DiverDave wrote:
It's the year 2014 Terri_Kelli, can't we just all get along now without making nasty personal attacks? I know I can do it, lf you agree to do it too? Will you agree?
on April 1,2014 | 09:11PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
....said the guy who called me red diaper doopér baby.... FOUR times. I do not make nasty personal attacks the way you do, under both your monikers. So I have no idea what you are talking about. I speak the truth and defend myself and others against you. I have a right to defend myself from you calling me such names like that red diaper doopér baby and rednéck crackér, which is the real attack. Stop trying to portray yourself as a pariah when you are the instigator, because the proof of who is the attacker (you) and the victim (me) is all over the place. You are just digging a deeper hole for yourself. So keep the comments up.
on April 2,2014 | 06:53AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Look, Kenny/Dave, you cannot even admit above that you used the racist epithet "rednéck crackér" and in fact, your words were "Doesn't exist." That was a lie. I provided proof that it DOES exist. Oh well, your actions speak for themselves. Here is another - http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorials/kauakukalahale/20130105_Ua_hala_i_ke_ao_polohiwa_a_Kaumlne.html?id=185732732
on April 2,2014 | 07:30AM
DiverDave wrote:
Oh I think you have done your share of name calling. Here are just a very few of the examples. Terii_Kelii wrote: inaccurate means wrong, you numbnuts. on August 5,2013 | 03:49AM Terii_Kelii wrote: There was no rioting. period. not even Hawaiians against each other. It did not happen. There is no mention of it anywhere - not in pro monarchy or pro annexation documents, newspapers, anywhere. Possible means that DiaperDave does not actually know and he is just guessing, btw. on August 5,2013 | 05:16AM Terii_Kelii wrote: Why yes your nickname IS dummy. Thank you for admitting that. Now back to Kamokuiki's real name .... on August 5,2013 | 12:14PM on August 5,2013 | 03:51AM Terii_Kelii wrote: The only good use for him here in Hawai‘i is to fertilize a 4' x 6' plot of grass. I keep inviting him to start on that, but he hasn't taken the offer Terii_Kelii wrote: again, I am not you. As for personal attacks-- Anyone and everyone can page back through the archived Kauakukalahale columns and see that you were the one initiating the attacks. There is a difference between what you do and the self-defense that your victims must use to stand up to you. Like Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, you are a monster sociopath who terrorizes others and then blames the victims for fighting back. on August 5,2013 | 10:48AM Ok, so will you agree to stop this nonsense?
on April 2,2014 | 08:13AM
DiverDave wrote:
I'm so disappointed in you David Rogers.
on April 2,2014 | 08:57AM
DiverDave wrote:
Yes you are a name caller David Rogers. Terii_Kelii wrote: inaccurate means wrong, you numbnuts. on August 5,2013 | 03:49AMTerii_Kelii wrote: There was no rioting. period. not even Hawaiians against each other. It did not happen. There is no mention of it anywhere - not in pro monarchy or pro annexation documents, newspapers, anywhere. Possible means that DiaperDave does not actually know and he is just guessing, btw. on August 5,2013 | 05:16AM Terii_Kelii wrote: Why yes your nickname IS dummy. Thank you for admitting that. Now back to Kamokuiki's real name ....on August 5,2013 | 12:14PM on August 5,2013 | 03:51AMTerii_Kelii wrote: The only good use for him here in Hawai‘i is to fertilize a 4' x 6' plot of grass. I keep inviting him to start on that, but he hasn't taken the offer Terii_Kelii wrote: again, I am not you. As for personal attacks-- Anyone and everyone can page back through the archived Kauakukalahale columns and see that you were the one initiating the attacks. There is a difference between what you do and the self-defense that your victims must use to stand up to you. Like Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, you are a monster sociopath who terrorizes others and then blames the victims for fighting back. on August 5,2013 | 10:48AM So do you agree to stop?
on April 2,2014 | 08:27AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
ONE.... MORE .... TIME .... Look, Kenny/Dave, you cannot even admit above that you used the racist epithet "rednéck crackér" and in fact, your words were "Doesn't exist." That was a lie. I provided proof that it DOES exist. Oh well, your actions speak for themselves. You chose to lie in the comments above. The proof is still there after three days for all to see. You lied and that makes you a liar; you complain about others doing something you do yourself - that is hypocritical and thus makes you a hypocrite. Both then make you unethical. If you do not like being called a liar, a hypocrite and unethical, then do not be a liar, a hypocrite and unethical in the first place. PS thanks for giving examples of self-defense against your cyber bullying. Again Kenny/Dave, I will say it again ---> Like Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, you are a monster sociopath who terrorizes others and then blames the victims for fighting back.You ended it perfectly your own self. Mahalo.
on April 2,2014 | 07:26PM
DiverDave wrote:
"Dave, you cannot even admit above that you used the racist epithet "rednéck crackér", I never have said that. You are a liar.
on April 2,2014 | 10:03PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
umm to be explicit, the reply using the name DiverDave under the "rednéck crackér" comment is "Right again, Ken!" ONE... MORE.... TIME.... look, Kenny/Dave, you cannot even admit above that you used the racist epithet "rednéck crackér" and in fact, your words were "Doesn't exist." That was a lie. I provided proof that it DOES exist. Oh well, your actions speak for themselves. You chose to lie in the comments above. The proof is still there after FOUR days for all to see. You cannot use a racist epithet against white people and then turn around and make craybaby about people using another word you only claim to be a racist epithet against white people because that just makes you a hypocrite. The reality of the situation is that you think your comments under these articles and your inane webpages are doing some sort of damage to the Hawaiian community. Not at all- that is why the major players in the Hawaiian community largely ignore you. There has been no one instance in history where a major event has been shaped over comments in Topix, Disqus, under online news articles etc. The birther movement with the nonstop pointless posts over 6 years is a perfect example of that. Keep typing, Kenny/Dave. Whatever helps you pass the time.
on April 3,2014 | 07:03AM
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