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    Default How does one pronounce....

    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!

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    I'd pronounce it ke-LEE-ee.

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    Thanks! 45 views and one answer - I guess lots of people are wondering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvehe View Post
    Thanks! 45 views and one answer - I guess lots of people are wondering!

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    LOL make that 46 views. I think didgeridoo2 has it

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    +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.

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

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    As pronounced by Aaron at Hawaii Music Supply:

    (Just clicky linky and then play the video.)

    http://www.theukulelesite.com/kelii-...luxe-case.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teek View Post
    +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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steedy View Post
    As pronounced by Aaron at Hawaii Music Supply:

    (Just clicky linky and then play the video.)

    http://www.theukulelesite.com/kelii-...luxe-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.

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    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................ ......
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    Proud Designer and Owner of the "B&D Special" and the "Maui Kai" by Willie Wixom

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvehe View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Steedy; 08-03-2012 at 10:15 AM. Reason: capitalized "Tenor"
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