Well, I survived the last of my MA classes, and now get to have some fun and begin the research for my thesis. My working thesis title:
Comparing The Placement of Diphthongs, Vowel Clusters and Stressed Syllables in the Compostions of John Kameaaloha Almeida With Pronunciation Stress In Spoken Hawaiian.
If you think that is long you should see it in Hawaiian
John Kameealoha Almeida was one of, if not the most important Hawaiian composer, musician and vocalist of the 20th century. He was a native speaker of Hawaiian, and many of his compositions have become standards repetoire for todays Hawaiian musicians. I’ve already done quite a bit of the research, have begun selecting songs, and will begin the transcription of the songs soon. I’m pretty stoked to begin.