Hawaii Rail Systems (was Light rail coming to Hawaii?)

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Re: Hawaii Rail Systems (was Light rail coming to Hawaii?)

Post by lpetrich » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:49 am

Construction Progress Video - March 2019 - YouTube - a slideshow video. The stations have elevators and escalators, and also pedestrian bridges across nearby roads. The trackway construction is now at the Pearl Harbor station, and the video ends at the Airport Station area.

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Re: Hawaii Rail Systems (was Light rail coming to Hawaii?)

Post by lpetrich » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:20 am

Hawaiian Names for Rail Stations: The western stations have been renamed, with the eastern ones now having proposed names. For instance, East Kapolei, on the west end, now has name Kualaka‘i.

Hawaiian language - Wikipedia - that language has a small number of consonants: /p, k, ?, h, n, m, w, l/, where /?/ is the glottal stop, a short pause, usually written as a ', like how "bottle" is pronounced "bo'l" in some English dialects. Thus, "Hawaii" is more properly spelled "Hawai'i", hawai-(pause)-i. The language also has five vowels, /a, e, i, o, u/, vowels that can be short or long, and also several diphthongs, vowel-to-vowel glides. Long vowels are written with a macron or dash over the vowel letter, though I like to write them with a hat: /â, ê, î, ô, û/. Syllables are (consonant)-(vowel) or (vowel) -- no final consonants.

That Hawaiian-names page links to soundfiles for all the names.

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