ynx&nyx (seizansha) wrote in little_details,

Hawaiian Endearments

the grandmother in my story is full-blood Hawaiian and the grandfather was stationed there in the military. i'm not setting the story in Hawaii, i've never been there so i couldn't do it properly, but i need a tiny bit of help with the language.

the only parts of the language i want to use are the relationship (grandpa/ma, dad, daughter) and the common endearments between them. i've searched through Google and gotten a lot of links that end up being more surfing slang than Hawaiian, lover instead of family relations and a few tourists dictionaries. the Ask.com and Yahoo!Answers comments say to just look in baby name sites/books for them.
Tags: usa: hawaii, ~languages (misc)

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