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Posted: Mar. 13, 2004, 1:35 pm Quote

Note added by RichKoster: For the latest word from Steve/Tikiman about whether or not the use of the term "Poly" is offensive or not, please click here. We now return you to the original, unedited message in this topic...



What does mahalo mean and what are some other words?
-Anna
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Posted: Mar. 13, 2004, 1:46 pm Quote

Mahalo means "thank you"

Aloha is a greeting I'm sure you're familiar with.

For concierge guests:  Kakahiaka is the morning service in the lounge; auinala is the afternoon service; ahiahi is the evening service and aumoe is the late evening service.

Here is a quote on the Polynesian stationery I have:  O ke aloha ke kuleana o kahi malihini (Love is the host in strange lands).


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Posted: Mar. 13, 2004, 8:12 pm Quote

"Welcome home" are the words spoken by the guard at the Polynesian's gatehouse which always put a smile on my face and a lump in my throat each time I drive up to the Polynesian Resort.

Sure, it is in English, but they still are "Polynesian Resort words"!
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Posted: Mar. 13, 2004, 9:59 pm Quote

And how can I forget, "cousin"--that's what everyone is called at the SOA and around the Poly.  It means you're family!  Oh, and there's the word for family: 'ohana  ("ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind"--isn't that the Lilo quote?)

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Posted: Mar. 13, 2004, 10:04 pm Quote

Quote (WebTink @ Mar. 13, 2004 20:59 am/pm)
'ohana  ("ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind"

...or forgotten!
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Posted: Mar. 13, 2004, 10:25 pm Quote

There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian language and no two consonants ever appear without a vowel between them.

Aloha-Hello, good-bye, love
Mahalo-Thank you
Aita Peatea (the Polynesian Motto)-There will be another day tomorrow just like today.
Moana- Ocean
A ho'i a'e au- Until we meet again
Mele kalikimaka- merry christmas
King Kamehameha- the Hawaiian king who is known for uniting the islands in  1810 the largets suite at the Poly is named after him


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Posted: Mar. 14, 2004, 12:56 am Quote

thanks everyone :bowdown: does anyone know the words to the lilo and stich the series theme song my son is obsessed and really wants to know the words ;)

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Posted: Mar. 14, 2004, 6:27 pm Quote

Here's a fragment:

"Welcome cousins, come on by. Aloha, come on by." I can't find anyplace with the complete lyrics. :(


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There were several King Kamehameha’s but the most famous is King Kamehameha the great or the first who was born around 1740. I know there were at least 5 King Kamehameha’s and I am not sure if there were more. There is a photo of one who lost  3 fingers in a fishing accident and so when he waved he only had his thumb and pinky which is the modern sign for “Shaka” or hang loose.

As for Lilo and Stitch songs here is some info.

Sing along with Lilo and Stitch
Here are the lyrics to two of the songs heard in Disney's movie "Lilo & Stitch."
'Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride'
Aloha e, aloha e,
Aloha e, aloha e,
'Ano 'ai ke aloha e
'Ano 'ai ke aloha e (repeat all).
Verse 1
There's no place I'd rather be
Than on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And if I had one wish come true
I'd surf 'til the sun sets beyond the horizon
Awikiwiki, mai lohilohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Flying by on a Hawaiian roller coaster ride.
Chant Chorus I
Awikiwiki, mai lohilohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Pi'i na nalu, la lahalaha
O ka moana, hanupanupa
Lalala i ka la hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
Helehele mai kakou e
Hawaiian roller coaster ride.
Verse 2
There's no place I'd rather be
Than on the seashore dry, wet free
On golden sand is where I'd lay
And if I only had my way
I'd play 'til the sun sets beyond the horizon
Lalala i ka la hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
It's time to try the Hawaiian roller coaster ride.
Chant Chorus 2
Hang loose, hang ten, howzit, shake a shaka
No worry, no fear, ain't no biggie braddah
Cuttin' in, cuttin' up, cuttin' back, cuttin' out
Frontside, backside, goofy footed, wipe out
Let's get jumpin', surf's up and pumpin'
Coastin' with the motion of the ocean
Whirlpools swirling, cascading, twirling
Hawaiian roller coaster ride.
Verse 3
There's no place I'd rather be
Than on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And if I had one wish come true
I'd surf 'til the sun sets beyond the horizon
Awikiwiki, mai lohilohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Flying by on a Hawaiian roller coaster ride.
Chant Chorus 3
Awikiwiki, mai lohilohi
Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu
Pi'i na nalu, la lahalaha
O ka moana, hanupanupa
Lalala i ka la hanahana
Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
Helehele mai kakou e
Hawaiian roller coaster ride
• • •
'He Mele No Lilo'
Vocal 1
Mahalo nui ia Ke Ali'i wahine
'O Lili'ulani 'O ka Wo hi ku
Ka pipio mai o ke anuenue
Na waiho'o lu'u a halikeole'e
E nana na maka i ke ao malama mai
Hawai'i akea i Kaua'i
Vocal 2
Ke Kuini o Hawai'i
Ku i ka moku i ke Kalaunu
Na hana a ke aloha Maalo
Ana i ka ua lana malie
I ka lani malama Hoike
Mai ana la I ka nani.
'O Kalakaua he inoa
'O Ka pua mae'ole i ka la
Ka pua maila i ka mauna
I ke kuahiwi o Mauna Kea
Ke'amaila i Kilauea
Malamalama i Wahine kapu.
A ka luna o Uwekahuna
I ka pali kapu o Kilauea
Ea mai ke ali'i kia manu
Ua wehi ka hulu o kamamo
Ka pua nani a'o Hawai'i
'O Kalakaua he inoa.
'O Kalakaua he inoa
'O Ka pua mae'ole i ka la
Ka pua maila i ka mauna
I ke kuahiwi o Mauna Kea
Ke'a mai la i Kilauea
Malamalama i Wahinekapu.
A ka luna o Uwekahuna
I ka pali kapu o Kilauea
Mahalo nui ia Ke Ali'i wahine
(Ke Kuini o Hawai'i)
'O Lili'ulani Wo ka 'O hi ku
(Ku i ka moku i ke Kalaunu)
Ea mai ke ali'i kia manu
Ua wehi i ka hulu o ka mamo
Ka pua nani a'o Hawai'i
'O Kalakaua he inoa.
He Inoa No Kalani Kalakaua Kulele.
Translation for He Mele No Lilo
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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 10:29 am Quote

By the way shortening the word Polynesian to “Poly” is derogatory to people from the islands and is why you will never see me shorten the word when writing it.

Aloha

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