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  • Kekalukaluokewa; me ka olelo mai o na kamaaina, "Akahi no ka aina kanaka maikai o Kauai."

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Nolaila, ua pau ka loaa a kuu kanaka maikai, a me kuu akamai i ka heenalu, hookahi wale no mea i koe ia kaua, o ke koele wawae no i Paliuli i neia po. "

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Each one opened both, and shut them again, and a chorus of “maikai, maikai,” (good) ran round the circle.

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  • No ka mea, ua nui ka ino ma ka moana, a pau na la ino, alaila, ua ikeia mai ka maikai o ka moana.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • No ka mea, i na la a pau a'u e nalo nei, ma Keaau no wau, no ko'u ike mau i keia wahine maikai, nolaila, ua hookonokonoia mai wau e ke kuko e hele pinepine e ike i ua wahine nei.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I ka malama i oleloia o ka Mahoe mua, i na malama maikai o ka moana, haalele lakou ia Kauai, a holo aku i Hawaii.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Kaonohiokala huakai makai i ka pono o kona mau kaikuahine; aia hoi, ua hookanaka makua loa ae la kana wahine opio (Laielohelohe), alaila, ua pii mai a mahuahua ka wahine maikai, a oi ae mamua o kona kaikuaana o

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Ia Hauailiki ma i hiki aku ai, aia hoi ua nui na mea i hele mai e nana no keia keiki oi kelakela o ka maikai mamua o Kauakahialii a me

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I aku o Halaaniani, "He lilo no ka papa ou o ka wahine maikai, he kanaka ka mea nana e lawe mai."

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • E hoike ana iloko o na huaolelo maikai wale i na olelo a me na hana a kekahi o ko Hawaii kaikamahine wahine maikai a punahele no hoi, a na ia mea no hoi e kokua mai i ka noho mau ana o ke aloha o na poe o Hawaii nei, no ko lakou mau kupuna a me ko lakou aina.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

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  • "maika`i" means "good" or "well" in Hawaiian. There is a glottal stop between the second "a" and "i", indicated by a diacritical mark (single quotation mark) called an `okina.

    July 23, 2009