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I think this is a question that can only be answered on the VG Board. Specifically, I think Twenty and buzd would have the most important input. So, here goes:

Why does Hawi'i all of a sudden have that apostrophe between the first and second "i"? I noticed it tonight on ESPN and since we have great expertise on the use of seemingly unnecessary apostrophes on this board, I figured I'd ask. Is that supposed to be a a possessive in their language? Is it a contraction of some type? If so, of what?

I never noticed this until recently but here are some pictures of it.

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i think there are 7 letters for hawaiispeakin

life is hard with only 7 letters
 

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Don't ever try to understand foreign cultures. Just assume they are weird and wrong, and if any of them give you any gruff, tell them that we invented Wal-Mart.
 
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Don't ever try to understand foreign cultures. Just assume they are weird and wrong, and if any of them give you any gruff, tell them that we invented Wal-Mart.

But, last time I checked. Hawai'ians were God fearing 'Mericans and not foreigners.
 

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For anyone thats curious for legit answers (I know right?), the apostrophe is part of a new movement to spell things in its natural cultural style....and the ' is for a phonetic glottal stop. A lot of African and Asian words/places/etc now have new spellings, but since we see Hawaii more than the others, we notice it more. I could be way off on this though
 

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