Category Archives: Polynesian Languages

Polynesian Languages IV (and a special congratulations!)

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I made and posted a video, so here is the final installment of the Polynesian Languages! We’ll go back to our ten sample words and look at why they are spelled the way they are.

On another note, I want to wish a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar for winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this past Thursday! What an exciting and dramatic finale; I am ecstatic that both of them got to win and I think this was the best way it could possibly end! Also a very big congrats to Dev, Cole, and every other speller who competed last week – they truly stole our hearts and demonstrated true sportsmanship and spirit 🙂

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Polynesian Languages III

Hi everyone! Happy May! This week we will finish up our rules for Polynesian Languages. The third installment of this set of videos wraps up the vowel sounds which we started last week and takes a look at some consonant rules. Again, you will find that the consonant rules for Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, and Maori are rather simple and phonetic — which is a good thing! Enjoy!

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Polynesian Languages II

Hi everyone! This week we will continue our studies of Polynesian Languages by taking a look at the vowel rules and spellings. These are not very complicated and are rather unique too. Enjoy!

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Polynesian Languages I

Hello everyone and HAPPY EASTER!!! This week we will jump into another great group of languages — the Polynesian languages! The Polynesian languages are a collective group of languages that originate from the islands of Polynesia; geographically these places are located in the Pacific near Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. Four major Polynesian languages that we will cover are Samoan, Tahitian, Maori, and Hawaiian. One thing to note — Polynesian languages are very similar to each other and have rather basic and simple spelling rules (think of words like “aloha” or “luau”). There are plenty of vowels and vowel sounds in these languages, but they usually stick to their own rules. In this video we will get an introduction of these beautiful languages and take a look at ten sample words. Enjoy!

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