One of my long term goals is to learn the Hawaiian language. I know a number of words and I studied the pronunciation years ago, so I’m not terrible with pronunciation.
Hawaiʻ i is not the same as Hawa’i or Hawaii.
As I start writing more Hawaiian words (including Hawaiʻ i), I want them to be correct. The ʻ , or ʻokina, is not an apostrophe, displayed as ‘. I won’t go into the details of the language here, but know there is a difference. Just as WordPress has a capital p and is not written Wordpress, Hawaiʻ i is not the same as Hawaii or Hawai’i.
Below is a chart of the letters in case you need to use them on your own site.