melski wrote:Malo Ariki te ma'uli !
Thanks a lot for your message and your explanations on tapuha! I'm only a beginner in Polynesian languages, so it's great to have experts like you around
I also realized I had made some minor mistakes to the Lord's Prayer transcription: *o age >> o hage, selo is a loanword from Latin and not French.
I have found an audio version of the Lord's prayer in Wallisian here :
http://dominicweb.eu/fr/dictionaries/ex ... ayers/#wls
All credits go to Dominik Ramik who recorded this version (alongside many other languages of Oceania and elsewhere).
The speaker is Malia Ana from Tufunui, Mu'a.
Dominik Ramik also gives us a transcription with macrons and glottal stops:
Ko tamatou Tamai
e i Selō,
ke tupuhā tou Huafa,
ke 'aumai tau pule,
ke fai tou finegalo,
i te kelekele o hagē ko Selō.
Ke foaki mai hamatou me'akai i te 'aho nei,
pea ke fakamolemole tamatou agahala,
o hagē ko tamatou fakamolemole kiā nātou 'e agahala mai kiā mātou
pea 'aua n'a ke tuku ia mātou ki te fakahala,
kae ke ke fakama'uli mātou mai te kovi.
On the same page, you can find other prayers in Wallisian.
(Ariki, you were right: the tongan version also uses tapuha)
[flag=]to[/flag] ke tapuha ho huafa = hallowed be thy name.
On the other hand, Samoan uses pa'ia: [flag=]sm[/flag] ia pa'ia lou suafa. George Pratt dictionary (from 1862... don't know how reliable it is) says "sacred (a term applied to titled chiefs)".
Juliana Sagaga wrote:My father is half Samoan half Wallisian but he is the only one out of his 9 siblings that speak fluent Wallisian. He lived there for years when his good friend who was a priest asked him to stay there with him. When I was about 10years old we had a community of Wallisians visit here in New Zealand and my dad was the only one who could to talk them. I grew up thinking I was a full blooded samoan til they came so it was awesome finding out I was a part of a place that nobody really knew of.
If you'd like, you could ask me what you would like to know in Uvea and I could get my dad to help out. He loves speaking it and telling me stories of Uvea.
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