Hawaiian Braille
Script type
alphabet
Print basis
Hawaiian alphabet
LanguagesHawaiian
Related scripts
Parent systems
Braille

Hawaiian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Hawaiian language. It is a subset of the basic braille alphabet,

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)
a e h i k l m n o p u w

supplemented by an additional letter to mark long vowels:

⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
ā ē ī ō ū

(Māori Braille uses the same convention for long vowels.)[1]

Unlike print Hawaiian, which has a special letter ʻokina for the glottal stop, Hawaiian Braille uses the apostrophe , which behaves as punctuation rather than as a consonant:

ʻāina
ʻĀina

That is, the order to write ʻĀ is apostrophe, cap sign, length sign, A.

Punctuation is as in English Braille.

References

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.