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Ako 'ē ka hale a pa'a

By KEKEHA SOLIS

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Synopsis: Matson and the state should have been prepared for such a spill and at least try something to decrease the amount of molasses in the water.

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Welina e nā makamaka heluhelu, 'o ia 'ōlelo e kau a'ela i luna i po'o mana'o no ka mo'olelo o kēia lā, he 'ōlelo no'eau ia mai kahiko mai. Penei ka 'ōlelo piha, “Ako 'ē ka hale a pa'a, a i ke komo 'ana mai o ka ho'oilo, 'a'ole e kulu i ka ua o Hilinehu.” He 'ōlelo a'o maika'i wale kēia. E ho'omaopopo mai ana ia iā kākou, e hana i nā hana e pono ai o pilikia auane'i ma ia hope aku. 'O ka pilikia na'e, 'a'ole kēia mau 'ōlelo no'eau a nā kūpuna ma ka lehelehe a kākou, 'a'ole i pa'a ma ko kākou waihona no'ono'o. Aia nō i ka puke. A he makana 'i'o nō ia puke na kākou, akā, 'a'ole paha i makana 'ia aku ua puke nei i ka hui 'o Makona a me ke aupuni moku'āina paha.

Ua hui aku nā maka i Kou no ka laha o ka nūhou e pili ana i ke kahe 'ana aku o ka malakeke ma ke awa 'o Honolulu, he 233,000 kālani ka nui. Ua laha paha ia nūhou a puni kēia pae 'āina a puni nō ho'i 'o 'Amelika a me ka honua paha. He mea minamina nō kēia, 'oiai, he 2,000 i'a, a 'oi aku paha i make i ka malakeke, a ke kuhi 'ia nei, ua nui nō ho'i paha ke 'āko'ako'a i make.

Wahi a nā waha 'ōlelo o Matson, 'a'ole i ho'olālā 'ia kahi hana ke kahe aku ka malakeke i loko o ke awa. A 'o ka mea 'āpiki, he waiwai ho'olilo ka malakeke no ka hui 'o Matson i ko nā 'āina 'ē, a ho'olilo 'ia nō he 2,000 kona malakeke i 'Amelika i kēlā me kēia pule. A he ho'olilo malakeke ka hana mai ka makahiki 1983. I ka makahiki 1983 i ho'omaka ai ia hana, a ua komo mai nō ka ho'oilo, a kulu loa ihola i ka ua o Hilinehu a o Welehu paha. 'O Welehu nō ka malama, akā, 'a'ole hiki ke kau ke po'o i ka uluna, he nui loa ka hana. Inā i ako 'ē 'ia aku ka hale a pa'a, inā e ola ia mau i'a i kēia lā.

Ma ka Hōkū Avalataisa o ka lā 10, ua 'ōlelo 'ia, 'a'ole i ho'olālā 'ia ka ho'oma'ema'e 'ana a'e i ka malakeke, no ka mea, 'a'ole maopopo ka hana e ho'oka'awale 'ia ai ka malakeke. 'A'ohe hana e hana 'ia ana i ka wā i 'ike 'ia ai ke kahe 'ana aku o ia malakeke? Inā 'o ka mea omoomo mea inu wale nō ka mea loa'a, e hele aku nō me ia a e omoomo aku i ka malakeke. Pehea lā ka wākiuma? Me ia paha e huki 'ia ai ka malakeke a me ke kai nō ho'i paha, akā, 'o ka mea nui, e pau ana kekahi mau paona o ka malakeke, a e emi ana ia 233,000 mau kālani a e ola ai paha kekahi i'a. 'Eā, e hana aku a e ho'ā'o paha i kekahi hana e pau ai ka malakeke, 'a'ole 'o ke kū iho me he ki'i lā e holo ai ka nīnau, “No Kūki'i mai paha 'oe?”

A ma ka Hōkū Avalataisa o Honolulu o ka lā 13, ho'olaha 'ia, he helu e kelepona aku ai ka mea i pilikia i ia kahe 'ana aku o ka malakeke i loko o ke awa. 'Eā, he pepeiao ko ka i'a, akā, 'a'ohe āna kelepona, a 'a'ohe 'ōlelo o kona waha. Pehea lā 'o ia e kelepona ai i ia helu me ka namunamu pū 'ana aku i ua hui lā.

E wikiwiki aku i ka ho'oma'ema'e 'ana o nui hou auane'i nā i'a e make ana.

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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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DiverDave wrote:
Molasses is biodegradable Kekeha. It will dissolve away, and be eaten by marine organisms shortly.
on September 14,2013 | 05:54AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Several years ago a project got started in Kane'ohe Bay to remove invasive algae which had settled on the reefs. The algae or seaweed looks a little like ogo, but is not good for humans or fish to eat. It smothers and kills the reef. The project to remove it is coordinated by the The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology working from Moku o Lo'e (Coconut Island). A new machine was invented, called the Super-Sucker, which is similar to a vacuum cleaner, specially designed to work underwater in a salt water environment and suck the unwanted material off the reef or sandy bottom wherever it had settled. I saw the Super-Sucker when I took a tour of Moku o Lo'e a couple years ago. The material sucked off the bottom is sprayed into a barge or holding tank on the surface and can then be hauled away to a landfill or to deeper ocean where conditions are unfavorable to it. At first the machine works alone, and after it gets rid of most of the algae then wana (sea urchins) are deposited there, so they will eat and digest whatever algae were left behind or whatever algae try to re-establish themselves. Many articles have been published about the Super-Sucker, which even has a Facebook page. A second Super-Sucker is now also at work. Midweek newspaper published an article with pictures on November 29, 2012, at http://www.midweek.com/second-super-sucker-joins-algae-cleanup-in-kaneohe-bay/ Molasses in the ocean really sucks. It's time to suck it up! I'm surprised nobody has thought of borrowing Super-Sucker to deal with the molasses emergency. And who knows, maybe the wana would enjoy feasting on the molasses! I'm surprised that Bill Aila hasn't thought of these things -- he's head of DLNR, which is directly involved in both the Super-Sucker project and the molasses removal effort. Solis should call up Aila and talk to him in Hawaiian, the 'olelo makuahine for both. See if that helps.
on September 14,2013 | 06:36AM
DiverDave wrote:
Today's headline elsewhere in the SA: "Contaminated harbor is quickly clearing up". The fish will return, but Matson should offer to pay the expense of restarting the corral.
on September 15,2013 | 08:21AM
DiverDave wrote:
"Contaminated harbor is quickly clearing up" is the title today in elsewhere in this paper today Sept. 15. The fish will return, but Matson should pay the expense of restarting the corral that has suffered damage.
on September 15,2013 | 08:24AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Maluhia a 'olu'olu keia kolamu i keia mau la. E poina kakou ia TK. 'O wai kona inoa? Nalowale'ia. Hauka'e no 'oia.
on September 15,2013 | 07:08PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
I just tried to make a comment in Hawaiian, but the robot ate it and sent it for approval. How interesting! There were no words in it that would be on the prohibited list, either for their meanings in Hawaiian or for the way they look to the robot if the robot sees them as being English words. Weird!
on September 15,2013 | 07:14PM
DiverDave wrote:
That's why I have two similar comments above. The second was sent for "Approval" and showed up later.
on September 15,2013 | 07:22PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
I guess T_K is still on the lam in Mexico. And maybe on the lamb too! 'Aka'aka. Homonyms are fun. I wonder whether Hawaiian has homonyms -- two words which are spelled differently but make the same sound when spoken aloud. We know there are plenty of kaona -- one word with its particular spelling which has multiple meanings. But in Hawaiian I think there are no "silent" letters, so there could not be homonyms. In English, "two" and "to" and "too" all are pronounced the same but with very different meanings. I've even seen one guy who mixes up these homonyms: "Thrown" and "throne." In 1893 Lili'uokalani was thrown off the throne.
on September 18,2013 | 07:52PM
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