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E pule kakou . . .


Aloha all,
I was trying to think so hard of a "techie" tip and finally gave up. I even googled "tips and tricks" for various programs and then thought "I can't blog about something I don't actually use!" Then, as I was sitting in my Papa Makua class, doing all kinds of protocal and thought about how we keep looking for a short pule to do to open our meetings. I had `A`ali`i write a pule in Hawaiian. He was worried about the grammar and structure of it so I asked Kelly C. to kökua by editing and doing an audio recording so you can hear the pronunciation. Hope it's helpful :)

E ho`omalu käkou
E kö mäkou makua i loko o ka lani
Mahalo no nä pömaika`i a pau. Mahalo no ke ali`i lokomaika`i o Pauahi a me këia kula nei. E `olu`olu, e kia`i iä mäkou i ke alahele küpono me ka lökahi.
Ke nonoi ha`aha`a nei mäkou i ka inoa o Iesu Cristo
`Ämene

`Unuhi (translation):
Let us pray
Our Father in heaven
Thank you for all the many blessings. Thank you for the generous Princess Pauahi and this school. Please guide us on the right path with unity. We humbly ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Amen

Here is the link to the .mp3 file. http://ksdl.ksbe.edu/etec649/bbgraphics/DL_pule.mp3 A copy of the file can also be found on the shared drive in today's meeting folder (8/13/09).
In case some of you don't have it, I also scanned the Hawaiian Salutations and placed a copy in today's meeting shared folder and if you get ambitious, I even included the Telephone Talk in case you want to answer the phone in `ölelo Hawai`i :)

`Amene, `Amene, `Amene - did you know this is actually a closing prayer - learned that last night, too.
Kelly

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