Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby blueclouds » 2015-04-14, 14:22

Kia ora,

Any active Māori learners out there?

I am learning on my own; it would be nice to practice with other learners/ native speakers.
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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby hashi » 2015-04-15, 5:26

Yep :) I'm taking a course in Maori language at the moment through Te Wananga o Raukawa in New Zealand.

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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby blueclouds » 2015-04-15, 11:03

Tēnā koe Hashi

Nice to meet you. I am learning from the Te Whanake series. I have been stuck on the last few chapters in the first book for a long time now. When I get a chance, I like to watch the Māori TV shows to see how much I can understand.
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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby blueclouds » 2015-04-19, 12:41

Kia Ora e hoa mā.

I downloaded the 'Te Pataka' app from the app store. It is a free app to read children's books in Te Reo. Anyway, I was stumped by the first sentence. :(

Me tōtika tonu ki a Farmer Hegarty ngā mea e kai ana kararehe mō te parakuihi.

Specifically, the meaning of the first phrase, Me tōtika tonu and the sense mea is used in this context is what I don't understand.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby hashi » 2015-04-26, 8:57

blueclouds wrote:Kia Ora e hoa mā.

I downloaded the 'Te Pataka' app from the app store. It is a free app to read children's books in Te Reo. Anyway, I was stumped by the first sentence. :(

Me tōtika tonu ki a Farmer Hegarty ngā mea e kai ana kararehe mō te parakuihi.

Specifically, the meaning of the first phrase, Me tōtika tonu and the sense mea is used in this context is what I don't understand.

Any ideas?

Thanks


"me" means a lot of things lol. It can mean "should", "let's", "have to", "and", "as". I think in this case, I think it means "should/must continue to be proper". However, this is a semi-educated guess at best. Hard to tell without the context.

"Mea" as far as I know means "thing" or "event", so "ngā mea e kai ana" = "the things that eat" based on my guess.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help :)

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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby Ariki » 2015-05-04, 21:34

blueclouds wrote:Kia Ora e hoa mā.

I downloaded the 'Te Pataka' app from the app store. It is a free app to read children's books in Te Reo. Anyway, I was stumped by the first sentence. :(

Me tōtika tonu ki a Farmer Hegarty ngā mea e kai ana kararehe mō te parakuihi.

Specifically, the meaning of the first phrase, Me tōtika tonu and the sense mea is used in this context is what I don't understand.

Any ideas?

Thanks


Kia ora Blueclouds,

In answer to your questions...

Me tōtika tonu means 'should go straight to'.

Mea means 'thing, item'.

The sentence when translated into English is -

The sentence in Māori is a little awkward to read. Here's a translation.

The things [ngā mea] his animals [ana kararehe] will eat [e kai] for breakfast [mō te parakuihi] should go straight [me tōtika tonu] to Farmer Hegarty [ki a Farmer Hegarty].

If I had translated it I would have put it like this...

Me kotahi atu ki a Kaipāmu Hegarty ngā kai e kainga ana e ana kararehe i te parakuihi.

I hope this helps (and hopefully doesn't confuse!)
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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby blueclouds » 2015-05-14, 13:31

Thanks Hashi and Ariki for your replies.

One of my biggest obstacles in learning Māori is that one word such as 'me' have many meanings depending on context etc.. (The other is the lack of opportunity to practice with real people).

I think I will go back to the "Te Whanake" books for now.
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Re: Ko Te Marae Reo Maori - The Maori Language Marae

Postby blueclouds » 2015-08-12, 13:28

Hello again,

I have a question about asking about the identity of a third party; would one say

Ko wai te ingoa o te hoa?

or simply

Ko wai tō hoa?

Thanks
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