Okina :: "Lanai" isn't "lana`i." "Lanai" is a porch, and "Lana`i" is an island place name. The "`" is a momentary pause. If you tried to spell the expression "uh-oh" in Hawaiian it might look like "uh`o"
Kahako :: Letters with a bar written over them are sounded out for a little longer bit of time than the other letters. The bar doesn't change the sound of the letter, just the duration of the sound.
• aloha :: hello, good-bye, (expresses sincerity); love
• aloha kakahiaka :: good morning
• aloha auina la :: good afternoon
• aloha ahiahi :: good evening
• a hui hou :: until we meet again
• e komo mai :: welcome
• kala mai ia`u :: excuse me
• mahalo :: thank you
• maika`i :: I am fine
• pehea `oe? :: how are you?
• Mele Kalikimaka :: Merry Christmas
• Hau`oli Makahiki Hou :: Happy New Year
• `a`a :: jagged, sharp-edged lava
• pa`hoehoe :: smooth, unbroken flows of lava
• Pele :: Hawaiian volcano goddess
Did you know a "hukilau" is Hawaiian net fishing. Traditionally, a net was put out in a bay and later hauled in to shore by two teams of villagers. They usually got quite a catch and after there'd be a luau. These days, a hukilau is an organized community get together at a beach park. On Mainland it might be a clambake or a fried chicken dinner at the firehouse, but here it's a hukilau. Same thing. You eat and share aloha.