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Puana ‘Ia me ka ‘Oko‘a: A Comparative Analysis of Hawaiian Language Pronunciation as Spoken and Sung
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Puana ‘Ia me ka ‘Oko‘a: A Comparative Analysis of Hawaiian Language Pronunciation as Spoken and Sung
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Donaghy, Joseph Keola. 2011. Puana ‘Ia me ka ‘Oko‘a: A Comparative Analysis of Hawaiian Language Pronunciation as Spoken and Sung. Language Documentation & Conservation. 107-133.
1934-5275
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Contributor:
Donaghy, Joseph Keola (author)
Date:
2011-09
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
Description:
In this paper I argue that the differences between spoken Hawaiian and vocal performance of western-influenced “traditional” Hawaiian music are representative of the linguistic diversity found within the Hawaiian language. It contains a comparative analysis of Hawaiian Language Pronunciation as Spoken and Sung, using transcriptions of recorded examples by John Kameaaloha Almeida, a native speaker of the Hawaiian language and a prominent composer, singer, and instrumentalist. It will provide a phonemic analysis of notable and predictable variations heard in Hawaiian language vocal performances that are not heard in spoken Hawaiian. Further, it will show that rhythmic arrangement of morae over strong beats in the musical measure is largely analogous to accent in spoken Hawaiian, with some predictable exceptions. The paper also documents how, during his vocal performance, Almeida added three non-lexical vocables not heard in spoken Hawaiian. I argue that these characteristics and variation are indicative of the linguistic diversity found within the Hawaiian language and, as such, are worthy of the same attention and scholarly scrutiny as spoken Hawaiian. The second goal of this applied research is to present the results in a manner that is accessible to practitioners of Hawaiian language performance.
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Content language:
English
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Text
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27 pages
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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
by-nc-nd-nsa
Other subject:
Hawaiian pronunciation
Hawaiian song
rhythm
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Article
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Archive: Language Documentation and Conservation
Online: Yes
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Donaghy, Joseph Keola
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Title: Puana ‘Ia me ka ‘Oko‘a: A Comparative Analysis of Hawaiian Language Pronunciation as Spoken and Sung
Other format: 27 pages
Other rights: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Other rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Other rights: by-nc-nd-nsa
Other subject: Hawaiian pronunciation
Other subject: Hawaiian song
Other subject: rhythm
Other type: Article