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Te Reo M ā ori. A very, very, brief overview!. 5 Vowels. a as in putt ā as in car e as in pencil ē as in air i as in eat ī as in heel o as in fork ō as in your u as in you ū as in roof. 8 Consonants. H K M N P R T W. 8 Consonants. H ot K angaroos

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Te reo m ori

Te Reo Māori

A very, very, brief overview!


5 vowels

5 Vowels

  • a as in putt ā as in car

  • e as in pencilēas in air

  • i as in eatī as in heel

  • o as in forkōas in your

  • u as in youūas in roof


8 consonants

8 Consonants

  • H

  • K

  • M

  • N

  • P

  • R

  • T

  • W


8 consonants1

8 Consonants

  • Hot

  • Kangaroos

  • Molted

  • Near

  • Pink

  • Rhinos

  • Tangoing

  • Wildly


Two diagraphs

Two Diagraphs

  • Ng

    • As in sing

    • Never a hard G

  • Wh

    • As in feather

    • Varies by region


Stress

Stress

  • Usually on the long vowel

    (as indicated by the macron)

  • Or on the first syllable


Let s give it a try

Let’s give it a try…

  • Kura school

  • Whare house

  • Marae marae

  • Tūru chair

  • Pukapuka book

  • Tāne man

  • Wahine woman


Body parts anyone

Body parts, anyone?

Puku stomach

Karu eye

Ihu nose

Māhunga head

Matikara finger


A few descriptive words

A few descriptive words…

  • Roa long

  • Poto short

  • Pai good

  • Kino bad

  • Mangu black

  • Mā white


A few phrases

A few phrases!

  • Kia ora Hello, thank you

  • Ka pai That’s good

  • Tēnā koutou Greetings (to several people)

  • E noho Sit down

    (And for the brave of heart…)

  • Taku aroha nui ki a koe Love you heaps


And a few place names

And a few place names!

  • Aotearoa

  • Heretaunga

  • Rotorua

  • Papatoetoe

  • Te Puia

  • Te Mata

  • Waitomo

  • Waiotapu

  • Whanganui


Now who s ready

Now who’s ready…

for a waita?


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