Patere (Poem) i te reo Maori me te reo Pakeha

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Patere (Poem) i te reo Maori me te reo Pakeha

Postby Ariki » 2004-12-04, 4:05

Ko Tangaroa

Tēnā koe,
E te atua,
Ko te atua moana,
Ko te atua wai,
Kei te pōuri ahau,
Nō te kore aroha o ētahi atu,
Kei whea mātou?
Tō iwi,
Kei te tatari mātou,
Kei te tangi tonu,
Kua mauheretia atu mātou ki te hinaki,
Koia hoki tō mātou wāhi noho,
Aroha mai, e te atua nui,
Auē, te mamae o te momoturanga,
Auē!

Tangaroa

Greetings to you,
Oh god,
Oh great god of the Ocean,
Oh great god of the waters,
I am saddened,
Because of the disrespectfulness of others,
Where are we?
Your people,
We are waiting,
Crying without end,
We are being held captive in the eel catching nets,
That is our island home,
Aroha mai, oh great god,
Auē, the pain of departure,
Auē!

A poem about the latest foreshore and seabed customary ownership rights debate, and also, about the mistreatment of our waterways by colonial oppressors, in honour to the Polynesian god of oceans, Tangaroa.
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Linguicide IS genocide. :)

He ingoa ōpaki a Riki; he ingoa ōkawa a Ariki.

Riki is an informal name; Ariki is a formal name.

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Postby Strigo » 2004-12-04, 13:40

It's a beautiful poem riki!

Polynesian cultures are interesting... :) I am curious about life in Palau, Tonga, New Zealand and the little islands.

How is "wh" pronounced like?

It's good to have someone who shares the Polynesian culture with us, it's kinda forgotten in Unilang.
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Postby Ariki » 2004-12-04, 15:11

Thankyou for your interest Strigo!

The 'wh' can be pronounced as a 'soft f', while my tribe, Ngāti Whanaunga pronounce it as a 'wh' (the same 'wh' in 'why').

I don't mind sharing Polynesian culture, because it's all that I can really share (unless if you wanted to know about Australia, but then I know very little on Australian Aboriginal languages and culture).

I haven't forgotten the interest in te reo Māori in this forum board. At the moment I've been designing some 'basic phrases' lessons to put in to the VSL. But I've hit a snag with how the macrons are displayed on my PC. The macrons on other forum boards I go to appear, but on this forum board, they come up as boxes.

Hopefully I'll figure out how to fix this little 'hiccup'.

Kia pai tōu rā (may your day be good)
Linguicide IS genocide. :)

He ingoa ōpaki a Riki; he ingoa ōkawa a Ariki.

Riki is an informal name; Ariki is a formal name.


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