ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our EIGHTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "L".
Lip smacking, lilting lemons laid on a linen clad table.
Oh, and I feel the urge to revert back to Dr. Suess's ABC book..."Big L little l, what begins with L? Lion with a lollipop, L...l...L." Well, he should've said, "lion licking a lemon lollipop...".
And I'm not going to let you off the hook so easily without learning ya something new! The word, 'lani' in Hawaiian means, 'sky, heaven; spiritual' (mind you, this is an abbreviated definition). It's meaning is most often used in personal names, such as in the popular female name, Leilani. Lei is the flower wreath that Hollywood has helped to make famous. So, Leilani, means, 'heavenly flower'. Rough translation.
'Kai' (remember to pronounce Hawaiian vowels in the same manner that you would Spanish vowels) means, 'sea', 'seaside'-well, it has other meanings too depending on how you use it (such is the Hawaiian language). For those of you who have been to Hawaii and to the island of Oahu, there is a beach on the windward side of the island (Kailua side) called, 'Lanikai'. I haven't been to that beach since I was a teenager, but it is a beautiful beach. I thought you might want to know the translation. I'm sure my friends in Hawaii who read this will be sure to comment if I have any inaccuracies in this portion of the post (hoping I got it right)! You can view lots of images of Lanikai by clicking here. It's a popular beach for people to get married at.
The Hawaiian language abounds in words that begin with 'L'.