The Governance of Hawaii: A Study of Territorial Administration

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APPENDIX A HAWAIIAN PRONUNCIATION
The Hawaiian language is very soft when uttered because of the great number of vowels. Two consonants are never found together. If so, the word is not Hawaiian. Two or more vowels are frequently found adjacent, as in aa meaning lava, ae meaning yes, or aole meaning no.The alphabet in Hawaiian contains only twelve letters. They are the vowels a, e, i, o, and u, and the consonants h, k, l, m, n, p, and w. On some islands, particularly Kauai and Niihau, the letter t is substituted for the consonant k.Consonants are pronounced as in English. As to the vowels, pronounce the a as in "calm," the e as the a in "fate," the i as in "gasoline," the o as in "pole," and the u as the oo in "moon." In short, the vowels follow Latin rules of pronunciation. There are two familiar diphthongs, ai pronounced like the long i (eye) in English and ao which resembles the English diphthong ow (cow).The following are some of the Hawaiian words used in this book, marked in accordance with the diacritical markings used in Webster International Dictionary:
Haleakala, Hä-lā-ä-kä-lä. A mountain on the island of Maui.
Haole, How-lā. Used herein to denote members of the North- European races.
Hawaii, Hä-wī-ē. Name of the largest island in the group, and of the archipelago as well.
Hilo, Hē-lō. Seat of Hawaii County, second largest city in the territory.
Honolulu, Hō-nō-lo + o + ̅-lo + o + ̅. Capital and largest city of the territory.
Kaahumanu, Kä-ä-ho + o + ̅-mä-no + o + ̅. Favorite queen of Kamehameha, first kuhina nui (regent).
Kahoolawe, Kä-ho + o + ̅-lä-wä. One of the smaller islands.
Kalakaua, Kä-lä-kow-ä. Last king of the Islands, followed by Queen Liliuokalani.
Kamehameha, Kä-mā-hä-mā-hä. Name of first and several subsequent kings.

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  • Stanford Books in World Politics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Table of Contents xv
  • 1- Chapter I the Islands of Hawaii 1
  • Bibliography 14
  • Chapter II- An Independent Nation 16
  • Bibliography 28
  • Chapter III- Hawaii and the Union 29
  • Bibliography 51
  • Chapter IV- The Plan of Government 53
  • Bibliography 63
  • Chapter V- Races and the Government 64
  • Bibliography 81
  • Chapter VI- Parties and Elections 82
  • Bibliography 94
  • Chapter VII- The Legislature 95
  • Bibliography 106
  • Chapter VIII- The Executive Branch 107
  • Bibliography 121
  • Chapter IX- Health and Welfare 122
  • Bibliography 131
  • Chapter X- Education 132
  • Bibliography 146
  • Chapter XI- Public Lands and Public Works 147
  • Bibliography 154
  • Chapter XII- Conservation, Agriculture, and Business 155
  • Bibliography 163
  • Chapter XIII- Finance 165
  • Bibliography 176
  • Chapter XIV- Law and Legal Administration 177
  • Bibliography 186
  • Chapter XV- Honolulu General Government 187
  • Bibliography 193
  • Bibliography 202
  • Chapter XVII- County Government 203
  • Bibliography 210
  • Chapter XVIII- Federal Government in Hawaii 211
  • Bibliography 217
  • Chapter XIX- An Appraisal 218
  • Bibliography 227
  • Appendix A- Hawaiian Pronunciation 229
  • Appendix B 231
  • Appendix C 232
  • Appendix D 235
  • Chapter Iii. the Executive 250
  • Index 273
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