My language, my awakening.
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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Welcome to Māori Language Week!
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world? Tis people! Tis people! Tis people!
Na te waewar i kimi – Look, the seeking feet. It is only by searching diligently that one is able to make a living.
Toku reo, toku ohooho. My language, my awakening.
Would you like to learn to speak a little Māori correctly? Then the following web site is for you.
“History of the Māori Language”
This is a great resource for you to give Te Reo a try, not just during Māori Language Week, but also throughout the year. Speaking Māori correctly will overcome the tendency of many New Zealanders to pronounce vowels the English language spoken way, for example pronouncing the “a” like that in apple where it should be as in the sound for “u” in the word “but” and if pronounced long with a macron “ā” as in the “a” sound in father.
On the above resource website you will hear words pronounced by native speakers, some of whom are no longer with us.
Listen to these speakers so that you can learn to pronounce Māori words and place names correctly.
So why not give it a go!