Using te reo Māori breathes life into the wider university’s communication and promotes the retention, transmission and development of te reo Māori. Massey school of Māori knowledge associated professor Hone Waengarangi Morris, of Ngāi Te Rangitotohu, Ngāti Mārau and Ngāti Maru, said it's an issue of using English syllabification and vowels to pronounce Māori words. 100 Māori words for everyday usage. Place names such as Onehunga, Whangamomona and Ngunguru can look like tongue twisters. This Māori dictionary is now available as an app. Kātahi te tangata tau ki te haka ko Nātana. / Harry is pretty smart trying to get a pay rise. it depends on. / What an expert Nathan is at haka. (Te Kākano Come back to earth and stick to the topic. 2): How to pronounce Maori. 2): Commonly mispronounced place names across New Zealand include Waikato (wai-kat-oh), Taupō (tauh-poh) and Hokitika (hoeka-tika), and, in the wider Manawatū you may hear "man-a-watu" (Manawatū), "oh-taki" (Ōtaki) or "tehr-rua" (Tararua). (particle) - an idiom praising someone for his/her outstanding work. 2): Textbook (Ed. How to say Maori. / How outstandingly beautiful the mountains of the Southern Alps are! The same letters, but the codes are quite different. / What a cheek Iriata has in asking for her hourly rate to be raised from ten dollars to twenty dollars. This Māori language game exists in several versions – each with its own teaching focus. This dictionary comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Māori language. How to say Māori in English? 29, 82;), See also / The cat is under the house. 6. 190;). Kei a au tōu hākete. / Hirini was outstanding at composing entertaining Māori songs. The first example, Tūrei, sounds similar to the English ‘Two day’, and ‘te reo Māori’ to, ‘Dead eel mouldy’. Kei noho koe ka haere ki te ngahere. 1): / They're in the bush hunting pigs. top-notch! 2): 151;). At first, raising my tama bilingual was easy. Place names are a way of connecting to the history of the land, Morris said. a little further on, just beyond. Textbook (Ed. See also 5. Textbook (Ed. / Te Rangihau sir, welcome! 74;). Ka pai tonu te kohikohi i ngā kupu pēnei i te wā e whakamahia tonuhia ana, ka tāpiri atu ki ngā kupu e noho mai ana i rō papakupu Māori. Here you will find words and phrases you are likely to come across on a visit to Rotorua and also throughout New Zealand. 2. E kata rā kei ora ana ngā niho. don't be angry, my apologies. Kei kore koe e noho mai. Open up the pronunciation guide if you haven't already got it open. Kei konei ngā kupu katoa o tēnei wiki e whakahuatia ana. 2): / The men are boxing. Kia tere, kei mākū koe i te ua. 1): great! 2): in case, just in case, lest perhaps. Watch our mini webinars from Te Wiki o te Reo Māori where our academics and teaching staff will take you through some te reo basics in a fun and interactive way. 4. The Māori language (Te Reo Māori) is cherished by the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, as a treasure (taonga) and many Pākehā (non-Māori, non-polynesians) are now trying to learn it.Although it is an official language of New Zealand, along with English and Sign Language, few New Zealanders (and only a minority of Māori) can conduct a conversation in the Maori language. (Te Kākano / You might not stay. Hoki mai ki te whenua, kia ū ki te kaupapa (HKK 1999:163). 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Kei whea atu i a Hirini mō te tito waiata Māori pārekareka nei (HJ 2012:27). Māori (/ ˈ m aʊ r i /; Māori pronunciation: [ˈ m aː ɔ ɾ i] listen), also known as te reo ('the language'), is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand.Closely related to Cook Islands Māori, Tuamotuan, and Tahitian, it gained recognition as one of New Zealand's official languages in 1987. Learning how to pronounce Māori words correctly is essential. You will have the opportunity to engage and discuss content with facilitators and other learners in online forums. 1. / I have your jacket. / The patupaiarehe are numerous like cicadas; their appearance is the same as humans, like the Pākehā the skin is white and the hair and all the skin is fair, not like the Māori people. ... and my Māori heritage. / Have you seen Dorothy doing the pūkana? 1. 196;). We have included individual sound files of spoken versions of all these words – just click on the word and it will be spoken! With the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android app you can use the dictionary anywhere without the need to be online. Description. Kei may also be used as a command not to do something, in which case it will begin the sentence and be followed by a verb. 1. 1. Online activities for further practice for each episode of Tōku Reo, the television series for beginners of Māori language. It's his forte! This Māori language game exists in several versions – each with its own teaching focus. 2): See also is a board game for teaching Māori language. 1. Kāore ia i whakaae mā ngā komiti Māori ngā whenua Māori e whakahaere. With the pages side by side it will make it a bit easier for you. Keen to learn some basic te reo Māori? 1): (noun) Thank you for helping build the largest language community on the internet. Everyday Māori for Beginners course Learn introductory te reo (language) and gain an understanding of Māori tikanga (culture) through this eight-week course for absolute beginners. 1. The individual word translations on Pūkare have been sourced from Māori Dictionary, and The Reed Dictionary of Modern Māori. ​"If people were more aware of the syllabification of the Māori language, where every syllable ends in a vowel, they would tend to pronounce it a lot better. right on! Scrambling the pronunciation of Māori words is a symptom of speakers attempting to use English syllables and vowel sounds, a Massey academic says. on to it! (Te Pihinga 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week | NZHistory, New Zealand history online Kei te mekemeke ngā tāngata. How to say Kei in English? Textbook (Ed. 1. Listen to the audio pronunciation in the Cambridge English Dictionary. / They are so good at caring for their parents. Can you spare 15 minutes each day? might not, may not. Study Guide (Ed. Players learn Māori words, Māori phrases, Māori grammar, Māori sentence structures and Māori pronunciation. Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. Aokautere means a free-floating cloud, named after a Rangitāne ancestor. In this usage it suggests that something might happen, but not necessarily that it will. outstanding! Kei raro te ngeru i te whare. 1. Listen to the audio pronunciation of Kei (Japanese) on pronouncekiwi. while. Morris said he wanted to "bring these issues into a non-threatening light" because it could be difficult for people to learn how to pronounce Māori place names correctly when they've learned to say them incorrectly, because that's how they've heard most others say them. I found the courage to pronounce te reo kupu correctly, to honour the names of cities and towns proudly. 3. (particle) is a board game for teaching Māori language. i kō tata tonu atu. Hi everyone, sorry if this is slightly vague (can't say much here for official reasons!! it's her/his forte! Go to this website for a map of Aotearoa showing the Māori names of the main cities and spoken examples for each location.. it's his/her strong point! (particle) she's/he's got it! See also Sometimes used as a stylistic device when narrating a story set in the past to add excitement to the account. 2): Textbook (Ed. Yes, indeed, my friend. / When Hinemoa reaches that hot pool, she warms herself because she is shivering from the cold. beware lest, might, do not - expresses a warning if it follows a command or a negative command and stands on its own. 1. 3. There's four syllables. / Hey mate, you've gone way off track. . ), but I am singing/recording vocals tomorrow for a version of the New Zealand National Anthem, which may end up being widely used. that's the one! 1. 4. Te reo Māori: the Māori language. 1. Kei a wai? Nā, ka mahia te waka, koirā ngā toki i tāraia ai te waka, ā ka oti te tārai te haumi, te kei, te ihu, ngā rauawa; ka oti ngā taumanu, te tauihu, te rapa me te kāraho, te puneke, te ihu, te utuutu-matua, te whakarei o te kei, ngā mea katoa mō te waka taua, ngā kōrewa, ngā tā wai, ngā hoe, ngā whiti, ngā tokotū, ngā huapae, ngā rā, ngā taura, ngā punga e rua, whakawhenua, ngā punga kōrewa, ngā toko waka, ngā hoe whakaara o te ihu, ngā hoe whakatere o te kei (JPS 1922:23). Maori or Māori (/ ˈ m aʊər i /; Māori pronunciation: [ˈmaː.ɔ.ɾi] ()) is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand.Since 1987, it has been one of New Zealand's official languages.It is closely related to Cook Islands Māori, Tuamotuan, and Tahitian.. Te reo has 55 syllables, which are the foundation of Māori words. Morris acknowledged there had been an attitude shift towards Māori language in recent years. Ask the students to ask each other in Māori where their family is from and to mark the place name on their map of Aotearoa. Manawatū means a heart, named by the ancestor Haunui-a-nanaia, and Hokowhitu directly translates to 140, the size of a battalion of warriors. 82-84;). 15, 16, 29;), See also 106; Te Pihinga it was outstanding, terrific, that's wonderful - an eastern dialect idiom exclaiming about the outstanding quality of something or someone, or his/her work. / He did not agree that the Māori committees be given the power to deal with Māori lands. - only used when speaking to one person. Now that you have an idea about Māori language pronunciation go to my page of Māori Words. E hoa, kei Mahurangi kē ō whakaaro e haere ana. Pronunciation 4–5 Place names 6–7 General phrases 8 Sports vocabulary 9 On and off the field phrases 10 Profiles 11 Contents Ngā Ihirangi Rugby 12–13 Water sports 14 Health 15 The gym 16–17 Court sports 18–19 Other sports 20 Want to learn more? Kei Te Rangihau, nau mai, haere mai! The piece to lengthen the hull was hewn out, the stern, the bow, the topstrakes; finished were the thwarts, the prow piece, the stern attachment, the decking, the fore end, the utuutumatua, the carved work of the stern, and all things pertaining to a war canoe. It's her forte! 2): I'm there with you on that, I agree - an idiom used to show agreement or support. Humour is one of the ways he has attempted to correct people's pronunciation of Māori words. For two people use kōrua instead of koe, and for three or more people use koutou instead of koe. kei, te. at the, in the - when followed by a noun. Textbook (Ed. Kei riri mai koe mō taku hē. 74;). In this idiom, atu can replace mai. He mano te patupaiarehe kei te tarakihi; ko te āhua he āhua tangata, pēnei me te āhua Pākehā, ko te kiri i mā, i kōrakorako te māhunga me te kiri katoa, i rerekē kīhai i rite ki te tangata Māori (KO 20/11/1886:7). Online modules of animated movies and activities that complement the Te Whanake textbooks for learning Māori. Textbook (Ed. This will help you pronounce Māori place names accurately and confidently, as well as the names of people. / The canoe was then adzed out, hewn with those adzes. 2): (Te Kōhure / Don't forget that we are all coming to speak Māori so leave your English language at home. Kei a wai? Here is a sample pronunciation guide for all the words used in this week’s pronunciation exercises. Ko tāu he tāwhai i te whakahuatanga o ia kupu. E pēwhea ana koe? (Te Māhuri Koia kei a Iriata e inoi nei kia whakapikihia tana utu ā-hāora mai i te tekau tāra ki te rua tekau tāra (HKK 1999:85). 2): Need help with pronunciation of E Ihowa Atua for official/important recording! Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield. / Don't you dare go to the bush. Ahakoa kei te hōkarikari aku waewae, kei te hāparangi taku waha ki te karanga, kāore he tangata i aro ake ki a au (HP 1991:20). Learn some Māori phrases to use when meeting people, talking on the phone, or writing letters. 196;), See also 121;). Professor Hone Waengarangi Morris says to pronounce Māori words correctly, English norms have to be put aside. she's/he's got it! (Te Kākano that's the one! Kei wareware tātou e haere kē mai ana tātou ki te kōrero Māori nō reira whakarērea atu tō reo Pākehā i te kāinga (HM 2/1999:5). 2. 1. Repeating the word correctly back to the speaker was also a non-threatening way of showing them how it should be said. Pronunciation of Kei with 2 audio pronunciations, 2 meanings, 5 translations, 1 sentence and more for Kei. 13; Te Māhuri But once you master Māori pronunciation, all Māori names will roll off your tongue. kai. In this idiom, atu can replace mai. (Te Māhuri Kei konā katoa! 2. Kei te ngahere rāua e whakangau poaka ana. READ MORE: * Te reo Māori on a 'pathway towards extinction' * Duolingo app to add te reo Māori course for beginners * Why learning te reo Māori is important, "That's where ra - ngi - tī - kei becomes 'rang', because the English syllabification sees the word 'rang' rather than pronouncing the syllables ra - ngi - tī - kei. (Te Māhuri For more te reo Māori information and resources, visit Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Kei a wai? Learning Māori is not easy so just take your time and practise a little regularly before you come visit us. Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, tēnā koutou katoa. (Te Kākano (Te Kōhure He mano te patupaiarehe kei te tarakihi; ko te āhua he āhua tangata, pēnei me te āhua Pākehā, ko te kiri i mā, i kōrakorako te māhunga me te kiri katoa, i rerekē kīhai i rite ki te tangata Māori (KO 20/11/1886:7). (Te Kākano kei whea mai. has, have, with, in possession of, having. (Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. - an idiom used to praise someone's ability. Textbook (Ed. exercise 40; Te Kōhure / My sincere apologies for my mistake. / It's quite good to collect words like this at the time they are still being used and add them to the words contained in Māori dictionaries, just in case they become lost over the years and die like the moa. / Although I'm holding my legs stiff and yelling out, nobody's taking any notice of me. Maimoa is passionate about promoting the Māori language through unique hand-lettered printed goods and resources. Same as Manawatū. Scrambling the pronunciation of Māori words is a symptom of speakers attempting to use English syllables and vowel sounds, a Massey academic says. it's his forte! Textbook (Ed. / It depends on how alert your mind is. kei runga noa atu [koe]. With the pages side by side it will make it a bit easier for you. (particle) 1. Ko tāna, kei noho kei whakararurarutia ngā tuakoi whenua o te rohe o Te Wairarapa (TTR 1994:47). Our aim is to help normalise the use of te reo in everyday life, and to empower people to be proud of their Māoritanga. 1-2;). Textbook (Ed. right on! Kei reira! "People are beginning to appreciate te reo Māori as the founding language of Aotearoa. Textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals and the bilingual Māori dictionary of the Te Whanake series. 2): © Copyright 2003-2020 - John C Moorfield, Te Aka Online Māori Dictionary. I spoke to him mostly in te reo and brushed up … Textbook (Ed. Players learn Māori words, Māori phrases, Māori grammar, Māori sentence structures and Māori pronunciation. like, as. ... ngi - tī - kei … Kei te rangatira, kei te tino whakaae mātou ki tō whakatau. (particle) in the act of, is, are - when followed by a verb indicates continuing action in the present or future. Kei tūpono ka ngaro haere i roto i ngā tau, ā, mate ā-moa tonu atu (HM 2/1998:4). See also / Hurry up or you'll get wet from the rain. (particle) Te reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand and one of its three official languages. 2): 77;). too much! This Māori language game exists in several versions – each with its own teaching focus. Pronunciation of Māori with 4 audio pronunciations, 4 synonyms, 1 meaning, 14 translations, 3 sentences and more for Māori. 1. English syllables end in a consonants, where Māori syllables end in vowels. 12-14, 82; Te Kākano (particle) Streamed television programmes for developing listening comprehension skills. 76-77;). It will open in a new window so you can still refer to this page as a guide to the pronunciation. Kei whea mai te ātaahua o ngā maunga o Te Tiritiri-o-te-moana! As long as they're being sincere and making an effort I think that's a step in the right direction.". To say common place or street names properly, it helps to break up those words into syllables ending in vowels. Want to improve your pronunciation? Kua kite koe i a Tarati e pūkana ana? what a cheek - an idiom to criticise what someone has said or done indicating that at some time in the future it will come back to bite her. 1. This may also help English speakers, who often pronounce the word with a short first vowel and long, stressed middle one, as if it were written manūka, to align their pronunciation closer to the Māori standard (where the stress is on the lengthened initial vowel). at, on, in - particle marking present position or time. / Laugh while your teeth are healthy. Koia kei a Hare e patipati nei kia whakapikihia tana utu. Many errors in pronunciation are made because people read Māori words with their English reading glasses (coding). 2): Study Guide (Ed. With a pronunciation guide in the back, even my dad gave them a crack. Players learn Māori words, Māori phrases, Māori grammar, Māori sentence structures and Māori pronunciation. 1. Kei runga noa atu rāua ki te tiaki i ō rāua mātua. kei ... ana, kei noho ... ka ..., kei te ... 1. stern (of a boat or canoe). Sign in to disable ALL ads. To correctly pronounce Māori one must master the ‘short’ and ‘long’ sounds of the five vowels: A, E, I, O, U a as in about e as in egg i as in eat o as in fork u as in you It’s important to pronounce the correct vowel sound, Sometimes it is used to compliment the thought, rather than the actual contribution. Textbook (Ed. Pūkare was created in support of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019. Whakahuatanga Pronunciation It is important to pronounce the language correctly. / Sir, we really agree with your decision. These included the outriggers, the balers, the paddles, the crosspieces and masts, the fore and aft beams of the outrigger frame, the sails, the cordage, the two anchors, ground and sea, the punt poles, and the steering oars of the prow and stern. Ka ū a Hinemoa ki te waiariki raka, kei te whakamahana i a ia, he wiri nōna i te māeke (Biggs 1997:105). 1. Textbook (Ed. 1. do not, don't you dare, don't even think about it - an idiom. Learn more. madam, sir - a polite form of address used instead of e, but used only with nouns or names that are not English name or names that have been transliterated from other languages. it's his/her strong point! Te reo Māori is the first language of Aotearoa New Zealand. Māori place names are commonly mispronounced throughout Palmerston North, such as Aokautere Drive, pronounced "a-cow-tree", Rangitīkei Street has been called "rang-i-tiky" and Hokowhitu has been converted to "hoe-ka-wit". Everyone has a role to play in looking after this treasure for future generations. 59;). (Te Kākano Kei te tika tāu, e hoa. It is a taonga, something of worth and value, and part of what makes us unique. (particle) like, as. Sometimes it is used to compliment the thought, rather than the actual contribution. 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