I am a [haole, pala(n)gi, ri-belle, I-matang, popa’a, kai valagi, apaka] woman trying to learn Oceanic languages – probably not all, but at least some. I’m not a linguist; just an avid learner, a language enthusiast, and a great Pasifika aficionado. Beginning with Marshallese….let’s see where this journey takes me.

It is my great hope that this little adventure of mine will inspire and encourage you to follow in my footsteps.

Because Oceanic languages matter.


If you wish to contact me, please use the following e-mail address:


I will be more than happy to receive a message from you. And if you are a [native] speaker of any of the Oceanic languages, feel free to correct any mistakes I’ll make along the way.