He Papa Kuhikuhi Pilina‘ōlelo
Reference Grammar of the Hawaiian Language
E ʻonipaʻa kākou i ka ʻimi naʻauao
Aloha mai kākou:
Me ka hauʻoli, kūkala aku nō mākou i ka hoʻolaha ʻana i kekahi palapala pilinaʻōlelo kūmole kau pūnaewele no ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Ua kākau ʻia i mea e kōkua ai i ka poʻe haumāna ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, ka poʻe kumu, a me ka poʻe noiʻi nō hoʻi.
He mau haumāna ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi nō mākou ma nā kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Maui a me Mānoa. Ua makemake loa mākou e hoʻohui ā hoʻopaʻa i kekahi mau kumu ʻike like ʻole ma loko o kahi palapala kau pūnaewele. Hiki ke huli i nā pilina a me nā huaʻōlelo ma loko o ka palapala pilinaʻōlelo. Aia ma loko o ia palapala ka ʻike o nā papa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (nā makahiki 1-4) a me ka ʻike o nā puke ʻē aʻe like ʻole a mākou i noiʻi iho ai.
Eia ka helu kuhi henua o ka palapala:
Inā ʻoe manaʻo, he mea waiwai ia palapala, e hoʻolaha paha ʻoe i kāu mau hoaloha a me nā haumāna.
E hōʻano hou mau ʻia ana ia palapala, no laila, ke kupu mai he nīnau, he manaʻo, a ʻōlelo hoʻohali paha, e ʻoluʻolu e leka uila mai i ʻaneʻi:
Aia he wahi palapala manaʻo hoʻopuka ma ke kahuapaʻa i mea e waiho aku ai i kou mau manaʻo.
We are pleased to announce the availability of an online reference grammar of the Hawaiian language, developed to aid students learning the language as well as instructors and researchers.
We ourselves are students of the language at various levels, at both the University of Hawaii Maui College and Mānoa. The creation of the reference grammar was motivated by our desire to consolidate multiple sources of information into a single, online, and searchable document . The information contained in the reference grammar includes that which we were exposed to in years 1-4 of nā papa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, as well as research and consultation with previous publications.
The reference grammar document can be found at the link below:
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We consider the reference grammar to be a living document and we welcome and solicit your comments, questions, and any suggestions for improvement you might have based on your experience using the document. We can be contacted at:
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Me ke aloha,
Access to this resource would be very helpful.