He kālailaina o ke kāhulu pepeke painu me ke kāhulu pepeke kālele ‘ākena a me ka ili ‘ana o ia mau kāhulu pepeke i loko o nā mo‘olelo ‘o Kalapana me Kaluaiko‘olau
This paper presents an analysis of verb phrase and actor emphatic relative clauses which occur in selected Hawaiian language and literary sources. Due to the lack of research on the use of kāhulu pepeke (relative clauses) in Hawaiian, this paper was written as a resource to be used by teachers, students, and others who are interested in learning about this grammatical form. Root sentences, verb and actor emphatic sentences, syntax, semantics, and the distribution of those kāhulu in Kalapana and Kaluaiko‘olau are analyzed. Besides producing new insight on relative clauses, this paper affirms the current pedagogy concerning this grammatical form used in Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke‘elikōlani's Hawaiian language courses vis-a-vis the forms used by native speakers.