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Hawaiian Braille

Hawaiian Braille
Type
alphabet
Languages Hawaiian
Parent systems
Braille
Print basis
Hawaiian alphabet

Hawaiian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Hawaiian language. It is a subset of the basic braille alphabet,

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a e h i k l m n o p u w

supplemented by an additional letter to mark long vowels:

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ā ē ī ō ū

(Māori Braille uses the same convention for long vowels.)[1]

Unlike print Hawaiian, which has a special letter ʻokina for the glottal stop, Hawaiian Braille uses the apostrophe , which behaves as punctuation rather than as a consonant:

ʻāina
ʻĀina

That is, the order to write ʻĀ is apostrophe, cap sign, length sign, A.

Punctuation is as in English Braille.

References

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.