How to say “summer” in Hawai’ian and ASL


The Hawaiian word for summer is “kauwela” or “cowvella” pronounced with a “v” sound. The word is a combination of kau, meaning “to put on,” and wela meaning “hot.” In this video, Pastor Vicky teaches viewers to say and sign “kauwela” to refer to summer, showcasing the ASL sign by swiping the sweat off their brow and curling their finger.

This video was recorded prior to the wildfires fueled by a hurricane sweeping across the island of Maui. The series of videos in Hale Ho’onani’s August 6th service will deal with challenges, pain, heartbreak and the soul’s journey through it.

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