february, 2019

2019tue19feb6:00 pm7:30 pmThe Statues Walked: Recent Research on Moai Transport on Rapa Nui6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Hawaiian Hall Atrium, 1525 Bernice Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817 Event Organized By: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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Traditions of the Pacific Presents

The Statues Walked: Recent Research on Moai Transport on Rapa Nui
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dr. Terry Hunt, Dean, Honors College, University of Arizona
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Hawaiian Hall Atrium
General: $10 / Members: Free with pre-registration and ID

Since the arrival of Europeans to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in 1722, it has been a mystery how the monumental moai were carved from the inland quarry and moved to the coast. How could the natives of Rapa Nui move the multi-ton monoliths such a distance. Hear from Dr. Terry Hunt and view the documentary film that reveals how the moai walked to where they are today.

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Hawaiian Hall Atrium

1525 Bernice Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817

Organizer

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum808.847.3511 1525 Bernice Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817

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EXPLANATION OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE

Written Hawaiian uses two diacritical markings as pronunciation guides:

  • The ‘okina, which is typographically represented as a reversed apostrophe. In spoken Hawaiian, the ‘okina indicates a glottal stop, or clean break between vowels. If your browser supports this display (and it may not, depending on browser type and settings), an ‘okina should look like this: ‘. If browsing conditions do not support this display, you might be seeing a box, a blank space, or odd-looking character instead.
  • The kahako, or macron, which is typographically represented as a bar above the letter, as in ā (again, you will see it correctly only if your browser delivers it correctly). The macron on a vowel indicates increased duration in pronunciation of the vowel that it appears over.

Web browsers sometimes have difficulty reproducing these markings without the use of graphics, special fonts, or special coding. Even correctly authored Web pages that use Unicode coding may be transmitted through a server that displays the symbols incorrectly or the browser may use a replacement font that displays these incorrectly.

Since most browsers can and do display the ASCII grave symbol (‘) as coded, this site uses the grave symbol to represent the ‘okina. We do depict the correct ‘okina on all pages in the title graphic because it is embedded in the graphic and not displayed as text.

The kahako/macron is more problematic. Given the problems with displaying this with current technology, some websites resort to displaying these with diaeresis characters instead, as in ä, which will appear in most browsers (but not all) as an “a” with two dots over it. However, this is not a desirable solution because it doesn’t work uniformly in all browser situations. Until Unicode fonts are more universally displayable, the site reluctantly omits the kahako from most text.

For up-to-date information on how to display the Hawaiian language on websites, visit http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/enehana/unicode.php by the Kualono Hawaiian Language Center of the University of Hawaii. General information on these issues can also be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%80%98Okina and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macron.

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