‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i

Nahenahe.net Podcasts going native.

I posted an announcement and a brief podcast on Nahenahe.net announcing my decision to cease the use of English in my podcasts. I’m sure some people will be unhappy with this decision, but I spent the better part of a week pondering. English is my native language, and Hawaiian my language of choice. I couldn’t justify starting another podcast just to do one in Hawaiian, and I didn’t want to do a Hawaiian language podcast and simply talk about Hawaiian language in it. As Conn does with his An tImeall podcast, I didn’t want Hawaiian to be simply the vehicle, but also the content. The language needs to live in these contemporary contexts. Conn talks tech on his Irish language podcast, I’ll talk about music in mine. I’m comfortable with the decision; only time will tell what the reaction will be.

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