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By K. T. Harawira

The Beginner's sequence is designed to fulfill the bilingual wishes of the touring businessperson, vacationer, and scholar. those language classes conceal such universal events as: passing via customs, checking right into a inn, putting mobilephone calls, going to the submit place of work, and increasing and accepting invites. First know about the country's historical past and tradition, acquaint your self with social customs, eating place practices, and transportation structures. Then study easy language talents, together with vocabulary, grammar, and priceless words that might have you ever speaking with natives and relocating approximately feeely. transparent, effortless to take advantage of, and insightful, the Beginner's sequence will introduce you to the languages of the area.

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For whom are those books? - Those books are for William. - From whence are these people ? These people are from Rotorua. It will be observed from the above sentences that the answer to a question is always commenced with the same preposition as that used in asking the question. CHAPTER X THE DEFINITIVES "Definitive" is the term used to signify those words which express the Force of the Nouns which they precede. They come under six headings as follows:— (1) The Articles Singular Plural not translated.

Give my canoes for them. (dual) Have you new clothes ? That is their (plural) house. This house is ours. (dual) Where is the land for us ? I gave my spears to her. Give some food to this child. BEGINNER'S MAORI 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 47 This Is their house. (dual) These are their sheep. (plural) That land is his and mine. These hats are ours. (plural) Give her your canoe. (dual) Those are your children. (plural) VOCABULARY Katoa kanohi kei hea - all - eye, face - where - grow tupu what-korero - speech whakaaro - thought CHAPTER Xi THE ADVERBS "AI" AND "ANO" AL There is no equivalent of this word in English, but it may be used in the following ways :I.

Kia ora mai ano koe. Na tou hoa. Paikea te Rake. BEGINNER'S MAORI 53 Dear Kurepo Moananui, Greetings. Your letter to me has arrived. I am very glad you are well, I am very well too I am lazy in writing to you. This is all for to-day. Farewell to you. From your friend, Paikea to Rake. CHAPTER XIII VERBS The Maori expresses himself simply, and as a consequence he has not developed in his language the wide range of Tenses and Moods that we have in English. The Verbs have two Voices, Active and Passive, with the addition of the Verbal Noun.

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