Introduction (ma ka ‘olelo Hawai’i)

This is just an essay I wrote for a Hawaiian class by way of introducing myself –
e kala mai no nå hewa i ka pilina’olelo (sorry for the grammatical errors):

O ʻUmi Perkins koʻu inoa. O Bosetona [Massachusetts] koʻu ʻāina hānau. O Oʻahu koʻu ʻāina hānai. Ua noho koʻu ʻohana ma Kapahulu I koʻu wā ʻopio. I ka makahiki ʻumikūmāiwa kanawalukūmākahi, I kaʻu makahiki ʻeiwa, ua neʻe aku koʻu ʻohana I ka pae ʻāina o Tonga I mea e aʻo ai koʻu mau mākua I kekahi kulanui malaila e kapa ʻia o ʻAtenisi. Ua hele au me kaʻu kaikaina, ʻo Kele kona inoa, I ke kula haʻahaʻa ʻōlelo Pelekania ma laila. Ua holomua wau, me kaʻu kaikaina I ke kula kiʻekiʻe (aʻohe kula waena I kēlā aupuni), ʻo Tonga High School. Nui kaʻu hoaaloha I kēlā kula, a I ke kūlanakauhale. I kaʻu makahiki ʻeono.. ua hoʻI wau I Hawaiʻi. I au I hoʻI ai, ua hele maua I ke kula kiʻekiʻe o Lahainaluna I ka hale noho haumana ma laila. Nui ko makou hana ma kēla kula, no ka mea, pono nā haumāna e hana I mea e uku ai no ke aʻo ʻana. Loaʻa kekahi [farm] ma laila..
Ma hope o koʻu puka ʻana mai Lahainaluna, ua hele wau ma ke kulanui ʻo Whittier, ma Kaleponi. Hoihoi loa wau I ka heihei kūkini ma ke kulanui a me ke kula kiʻekiʻe, no laila, nui kaʻu kaʻI ʻana no kēla haʻuki. Ma hope o kaʻu puka ʻana mai ke kulanui, ua hoʻI hou wau mai HawaiʻI e aʻo ma nā kula aupuni. Ua lilo au I ke kumu kula ma ke kula kiʻekiʻe o Waiʻanae. He ʻoihana paʻakīkī kēla. Ma hope o hoʻokahi makahiki ma laila, ua neʻe I Maui, a hana wau ma Lahainaluna. Ua aʻo wau I ka papa moʻolelo HawaiʻI, a ua hana ma ka hale noho haumana.
I ke kauwela aʻe, ua hele ma Bosetona I mea e hele ai I ke kulanui o Harvard. Ua hoʻopaʻa haʻawina wau I ke kalaiʻāina, no ka mea, makemake wau e hoʻomaopopo a me kokua I ka lāhui o nā kanaka Hawaiʻi. He mau makahiki hoihoi loa kēla, akā, ua haʻo wale wau I HawaiʻI, no laila, hoʻI wau ma mua o ka pau ʻana I kaʻu pepa e kākau ʻia no he kekele kiʻekiʻe (thesis). A laila, ua pau ka pepa iaʻu maʻaneʻI, I Hawaiʻi. Ma hope [aku], ua hoʻomaka I kaʻu aʻo ʻana I ka papa moʻolelo HawaiʻI ma Kamehameha. I au e aʻo ana, ua male au I kaʻu wahine, a hanau ʻia ko maua mau keiki, kaikamahine laua, ʻo Lilinoe a me Mima.

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