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kvehe
08-03-2012, 06:54 AM
Kelii?

I have seen:

ke-LEE-ee

kay-li-ee (where is the accent?)

keh-LIY-iy ("iy" = "eye"?)

kay-lee-ee (again, where accented?)

If it matters, obviously in the context of the Kelii uke.

Thank you!

Kathryn

didgeridoo2
08-03-2012, 06:59 AM
I'd pronounce it ke-LEE-ee.

kvehe
08-03-2012, 08:15 AM
Thanks! 45 views and one answer - I guess lots of people are wondering!

Kathryn

janeray1940
08-03-2012, 08:19 AM
Thanks! 45 views and one answer - I guess lots of people are wondering!

Kathryn

LOL make that 46 views. I think didgeridoo2 has it :)

Teek
08-03-2012, 08:25 AM
+1

I was interested in one a few years back and spoke with MusicGuyMic about it. I believe it is actually Keli'i, the okina (') means there is a glottal stop between the two i(s), like in Hawai'i. See the Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glottal_stop).

If you are looking to buy one they have a great reputation. I still hope to have one some day.

Steedy
08-03-2012, 08:28 AM
As pronounced by Aaron at Hawaii Music Supply:

(Just clicky linky and then play the video.)

http://www.theukulelesite.com/kelii-custom-concert-curly-koa-mahogany-oahu-deluxe-case.html

kvehe
08-03-2012, 08:51 AM
+1

I was interested in one a few years back and spoke with MusicGuyMic about it. I believe it is actually Keli'i, the okina (') means there is a glottal stop between the two i(s), like in Hawai'i. See the Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glottal_stop).

If you are looking to buy one they have a great reputation. I still hope to have one some day.

Well, you see it both ways all over the place, but it doesn't have the glottal stop on the headpiece, and I've seen people scolded for including it. Even on the HMS website, on the same page, you see it both ways. (!!!!!!)

...and yes, I'm taking possession of a Gold Series tenor on Tuesday. :) :)

Kathryn

kvehe
08-03-2012, 08:54 AM
As pronounced by Aaron at Hawaii Music Supply:

(Just clicky linky and then play the video.)

http://www.theukulelesite.com/kelii-custom-concert-curly-koa-mahogany-oahu-deluxe-case.html

Ah, but do we trust Aaron? Of course we do! It sounds like he's saying "keh-LEE-ee" - good enough for me!

Thanks.

Kathryn

808boy
08-03-2012, 09:12 AM
Met the man behind Keli'i at a S.O.S. Show earlier this year, K.C.Moore is a super nice person who happens to build quality ukes.
Don't own one yet but it's on my list............................BO................ ......

Steedy
08-03-2012, 09:13 AM
Ah, but do we trust Aaron? Of course we do! It sounds like he's saying "keh-LEE-ee" - good enough for me!

Thanks.

Kathryn

He says it quickly, whatever it is. :)

Congrats on the awesome new Tenor! We'll need to see photos of course.

kvehe
08-03-2012, 09:50 AM
He says it quickly, whatever it is. :)

Congrats on the awesome new Tenor! We'll need to see photos of course.

Yes, he says it very quickly - maybe because he's not sure either. LOL!!!!!!!!!

mm stan
08-03-2012, 12:40 PM
I say it as Keh Lee EE.....

Patrick Madsen
08-03-2012, 12:42 PM
And the UAS continues on Kathryn. Congrats on the tenor. They are so much fun to play. How's the baby Pinecone doing?

kvehe
08-03-2012, 12:50 PM
And the UAS continues on Kathryn. Congrats on the tenor. They are so much fun to play. How's the baby Pinecone doing?

Yes, but I think it is winding down. The baby Pinecone is doing well, thank you, and is a favorite around my office.

Kathryn

CasanovaGuy
08-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Heyo words are my strong suit! :3

Haha if you need an explanation, each vowel in the Hawaiian language has one (and only one) distinct sound.
So, any "a" in a Hawaiian word will sound like the a's in akamai. Every "e" will sound like the e in wahine. Every "i" will sound like the i in maui. Every "o" will sound like the o in aloha, and every "u" will sound like the u in hula.

So, Kelii is pronounced "keh-LEE-ee."
I live in Hawaii and my friend takes a Hawaiian language class, so yeah xD