Figure 2b


Sign Photos: Figure 2b


This sign appears on the Kea‘au-P?hoa Highway 130 and shows the two place names spelled in the new orthography with ‘okina and kahak?. The ‘okina used in Kea‘au does not, however, conform to the typographically correct symbol which should face to the right and have a ball on the bottom so that it looks like the number 6. The symbol used here is similar in shape to the ‘glottal goof’ used at the Hawai‘i Convention Center marquee (Figure 1 in the article); it is a slanted open quote slightly broader at the top than the bottom, which faces to the left instead of to the right. Hence, it is more similar to the apostrophe than to the typographically correct ‘okina.


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