Mamaka Kaiao: A Modern Hawaiian Vocabulary
Komike Huaʻōlelo, Hale Kuamoo, ʻAha Pūnana Leo
Softcover, 383 pp.
With more than a 1000 newly created words to access, the lexicon committee has updated the previous 1998 version of Mamaka Kaiao. Flush with new additions of contemporary Hawaiian to match today’s growing community of younger speakers of our ʻōlelo makuahine, this edition gives detailed descriptions as to the methods employed when creating new words. Much of the resource materials used in the process of creating come from Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Elbert’s Hawaiian Dictionary and also from numerous native speakers so as to lend authenticity to the process. For any student as well as a teacher immersed within the ʻōlelo Hawaii, this book will become an invaluable resource.