Language Structure Problems


Pronouncing English Words

Keep in mind what you have deduced about hawaiian from the previous three problems: as you work these problems. remember that all of the words must be pronouncible as 'good' Hawaiian words according to the rules given.

Here is a description of the Hawaiian phoneme inventory and syllable structure:

Given this, how would a monolingual speaker of Hawaiian pronounce these words:

  1. key
  2. baby
  3. cherries
  4. blue
  5. brew
  6. starlight
  7. awake
  8. eve
  9. oval