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,

aehiklmnopuw

supplemented by an additional letter to mark long vowels:

āēīōū

(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.
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