Starting Maori

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Starting Maori

Postby Meneghis » 2013-01-30, 15:38

Hi everyone!

I have just started learning Maori, but, beside Maori TV and Memrise courses, I have found only some (rather old) books, like "Beginner's Maori" by K.T. Harawira (1950, on uztranslations). Do you have some suggestion? Is there any Maori speaker willing to help? I have read that, unfortunately, the best Maori books are avalaible only in NZ, and I am not really confortable with online courses. I am more a "paper-loving student", beacuse I love to take notes around my volumes, underline everything and draw a lot of diagrams on them.

Thanks in advance :D
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Re: Starting Maori

Postby Lauren » 2013-01-30, 22:32

Did you check out Te Hū o Moho on uztranslations (search without the macron)? It has 4 levels with lots of audio. :D It seems pretty good. Perhaps I could interest you in Samoan instead? ;)

Anyways, awesome that you are learning Maori. :)
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Re: Starting Maori

Postby Meneghis » 2013-01-30, 22:35

I did't check it, but I will do it immediately, thanks :D As for Samoan, I found some months ago a Peace Corps manual which seems quite good, I think it's still somewhere in my files. Anyways, I'm interested in many languages, so why not taking Samoan too? :)
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Postby Lauren » 2013-01-30, 22:46

Meneghis wrote:I did't check it, but I will do it immediately, thanks :D As for Samoan, I found some months ago a Peace Corps manual which seems quite good, I think it's still somewhere in my files. Anyways, I'm interested in many languages, so why not taking Samoan too? :)

I'm thinking of studying some Samoan, since there are a lot of Samoan people in my area. Just search Samoan on UZ and you'll find several good books. :)
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Re: Starting Maori

Postby Meneghis » 2013-01-31, 9:33

I have found Te Hū o Moho, it seems really nice! And I also have found a lot of good books about samoan, thanks again :D
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Re: Starting Maori

Postby Ariki » 2013-03-28, 6:01

Tēnā koe Meneghis,

Tēnei ahau!
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