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A Pocket Guide to the Hawaiian Language

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Written by Albert J. Schütz. Illustrated by Dietrich Varez

Once expected to be extinct by the end of the 20th century, the Hawaiian language has recently made a remarkable comeback. Beginning in the 1970s, a "renaissance" has allowed visitors to glimpse the richness of a culture and language that was once discouraged. For the first time in years, there is a good chance of seeing authentic hula performances and hearing Hawaiian spoken and sung accurately.

A Pocket Guide to the Hawaiian Language will introduce you to the language and help you appreciate it. Here's what you'll find inside:

  • The Alphabet
  • How to Pronounce Hawaiian Common Words and Phrases
  • O-Things and A-Things: A World View
  • Hawaiian's Past
  • Hawaiian's Future
  • Further Reading

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Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.