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How many letters are there in the Hawaiian alphabet?

Question #49372. Asked by CARLE.
Last updated Sep 15 2016.

dave_fl
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There are 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet......a,e,h,i,k,l,m,n,o,p,u,and w, and okina (a symbol that looks similar to an apostrophe) That's 12 letters and a symbol.

Mar 31 2000, 4:33 PM
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The Hawaiian Language has the shortest alphabet in the world. There are only twelve letters -- less than half the number you must juggle in English. Five of these are the old familiar vowels: a, e, i, o, u . Seven are consonants: h, k, l, m, n, p, w .

Mar 31 2000, 4:41 PM
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Ilona_Ritter
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There's 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

Aug 14 2003, 10:44 PM
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Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W

Aug 15 2003, 7:41 PM
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12.

The Hawaiian language was an oral tradition. The Hawaiian alphabet (piapa), was written by 19th century missionaries. The alphabet contains 12 letters: 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and 7 consonants (h, k, l, m, n, p, w).

It is 13 if you count the "glottal stop" letter
The Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters: five vowels (long and short) and eight consonants, one of them being the 'okina, a letter which represents the glottal stop.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_alphabet

Response last updated by Terry on Sep 15 2016.
Jul 13 2004, 9:09 AM
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link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_language

The Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters: five vowels (long and short) and eight consonants, one of them being a glottal stop (called ?okina in Hawaiian).

Nov 01 2015, 9:14 AM
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