Nâ Kani o ka Wai ~ Water Sounds

Sources:
*
Pukui, Mary Kawena & Elbert, Samuel H.,
Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University Of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu, 1986.
* Kent, Harold Winfield, TREASURY OF HAWAIIAN WORDS, Masonic Public Library of Hawai`i, 1986.

Pronunciation Guide

`Ôlelo Hawai`i
Hawaiian

`Ôlelo Haole
English


[KEE]

squirting of water

ninini
[nee nee' nee]

pouring of water

kapîpî
[kah PEE' PEE']

sprinkling of water

nakulu
[nah koo' loo]

paka
[pah' kah]

lokuloku
[loh' koo loh' koo]


[NOO]

patter, pitter patter of raindrops

nâkulukulu
[NAH' koo loo koo loo]

gentle dripping of raindrops

`ûhâ
[OO' HAH']

dashing of waves against sea cliffs


[NEH']

murmuring, as the sea; rippling of waves

kamumu
[kah moo' moo]

murmuring of waves; roar, as approaching rain; also, rustling, as wind; crunching, thud, thump, as of walking

 

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