Glyph of the word 'huna'.


  • (v.) to be silent
  • (adj.) silent
  • (n.) silence
  • (nm.) a boy or girl’s given name

A hea ia ie huyaya tou—e huyaya poe tomi’u ti emi ti “huna”?
“Can you hear the screaming—the screaming that men call ‘silence’?”

Notes: Ha, ha! That’s a line from a Werner Herzog movie. That dude is one in a billion.

Looks pretty good, I think. This iku is kind of built off the iku for motu “face”, but, then again, kind of not… It’s like an upside-down version of motu combined with the “bad” line determinative. In other words, a bad mouth is a silent mouth. Perhaps not always, but in general.

For more information about the name Huna, you can check out its name entry here.

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2 Responses to “Huna”

  1. Ka kavaka Amanda ti:

    Same phrase from “pinia” with no “huna” in it?…

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Oops. :( Yeah, I got distracted because the torch came to me in the relay. I’ve fixed it. :)

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