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See "volcano words" below

Interesting to note that it's pronounced "ah-ah"

When I was in Japan my girl friend pronounced Hawaii as "ha-wai," wheras I advised her it was acutally "ha-wa 'E'" with the glottal stop

Learning only later there are six different pronunciations considered ok
 
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Old joke dept ....

First-time visitor asks her airline seatmate, "Is it ha-wai-ee or ha-vai-ee?"

"Ha-vai-ee."

"How long will you be staying?"

"Until Vednesday."
 
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