I understand, respect and appreciate the DEs asking posters and planners to use the actual hawaiian place names instead of nicknames or english translations. Its a respectful practice and a common courtesy. BUT, I was wondering has anyone ever thought to add a pronunciation guide for these names? One reason people might keep using some of the incorrect place names is the lack of familiarity of how to pronounce them or the fear of mispronouncing them and sounding like an idiot. I'm certainly not the first think that
Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau or Anaehoʻomalu
are a mouthful the first couple of times you try to say it.
It might be helpful. Thanks for all the expert advice you guys give out on a daily basis.Edited: 11:58 pm, June 05, 2014