Jonah & Kumail - How to Speak Hawaiian

The One with Meltdown and a Murder Season 3, Ep 8 11/23/2016 Views: 507

After Kumail talks about how unusual his name is in the U.S., he and Jonah discuss the intricacies of the Hawaiian language. (1:51)

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Look at these beautiful faces.

- Yeah, we got an old "Meltdown"shirt right there.

Got a "Meltdown" shirt.- Oh, my God.

Wow. You're cool.

What's your name?- Twan.

- Twan? How do you spell that?

- Uh, T-W-A-N.

- Okay, you had to thinkabout it.

- It's not using a littleapostrophe thing, it's--

- Oh, you were like, should I--can Kumail Nanjiani

handle a non-standard name?

- How many apostrophesare in your name?

- I left them out.My stage name has none.

- What is it?Is it Ku'umail?

Na'anjia'ani?

- No, I'm not from Hawai'i.

- We don't use an apostrophe.It's called an 'okina.

And it's our 13th letter,kind of.

- How many letters are there?

- 12.

- Your entire language

has 12 1/2 letters?

- Who needs more than that,bruddah?

Cheehoo!- The world.

Don't clap for that.

- Nah, nah,these kind of bruddahs,

they know what up, eh?

- That's why whenever--I went there once,

and all street nameswere like five Ks,

and then a couple Us.

- Yeah, you'll never see

longer street signsthan in Hawaii.

They'll be about this long--- Yeah.

- 'Cause it's, you know.- [mimicking Hawaiian]

- That's--that's most likelya word.

That's most likely...

- Yeah, we were driving,and we would get lost,

and they were like,"Oh, you--I understand.

"You went to [gibberish].

You should have goneto [gibberish]."

- Yeah.

- "You're such an idiot.See ya, bruddah."

- You applaud

his blatant racism?

- I can't be racist.

- Why, 'cause you're Italian?