I am a student of the Hawai`ian language. I beg forgiveness of those who may cringe at my attempts to incorporate the `olelo into my writings. I have just a tiny vocabulary and very little grammar, yet Hawai`ian has such a beautiful sound and soul. I hope my attempts at bringing some of it to this blog offends no one, and everyone can feel just a small part of my aloha for this `aina. Mahalo for your patience as I learn. If anyone knows how to show macrons over vowels, I would welcome the instruction.