Aloha Nui Loa (unless you’re evil minded)
Aloha kuu aikane
Hi my friend[s]
How are you
Wau ‘imi he puke olelo Hawaiian
I got a book to [speak] Hawaiian
Kuu aikane Dallas kuleana he ma’ama’a puke hale-kú ‘ai mai
My friend Dallas [ownership] used book store here
A’u hi pili ho’oipoipo me puke
I have a love affair with her books
Hana ‘oe aloha puke?
Do you love books?
‘o au pu
So do i
A’u pupule na puke
I’m crazy for books
A’u ‘lke mea ‘oe mana’o
I know what you’re thinking
Pupule au li kepu ka moa
Silly I am as a bird
Cute! I’ll have to run that by some Hawaiian Language experts at the Bishop Museum. I’m sure they will find it fun, too.
Lori Tian Sailiata on Facebook
Mahalo Nui Loa for the good laugh!
Thank you Lori and Lara, you’re both so sweet. Now I know how it’s possible that the cheap knock-off watch I wanted to buy came with this encouragement: “Order you watch rapid. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.” (didn’t buy it, didn’t want to risk it)