Wednesday, July 29, 2009

#786 ... Maori Language Week

Wellington Girls' College and Wellington College "kapa haka" group performing at Midland Park for Maori Language Week ... superb.

Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2009
Celebrate Māori Language Week 2009

Māori Language Week has been celebrated for over 30 years, so join in 2009.
The Māori Language Week theme for 2009 is "Te Reo i te Hapori - Māori Language in the Community."
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 27 Hōngongoi - 2 Here-turi-kōkā 2009
Māori Language Week 27 July - 2 August 2009

Since 1975 Māori Language Week has been an opportunity for us to speak it, or to show our support to speakers of te reo Māori. Join us in 2009 as we celebrate te reo Māori - the Māori language.

Kīanga tīmatanga
Basic phrases
Māori language can be fun and easily used in social settings. Here are some simple Māori phrases to use on social occasions. Most of these phrases have a Ngā Puhi Far North flavour, but there are also some used by other iwi to give you more choices.

Kua kai anō koe?
Have you had something to eat?

He aha māu?
What would you like?

He wai ārani māku.
I would like an orange juice.

He wai reka māku.
I would like a soft drink.

He wai noa iho māku.
Just water for me.

He aha tō mahi?
What do you do for a job?

Kei hea koe e mahi ana?
Where do you work?

He kaimahi ahau nā (place of work)
I work at (place of work)

Nō konei anō koe?
Nō konei tonu koe?
Nō konei ake koe?
Are you from around here?

Ae, nō konei anō.
Ae, nō konei tonu.
Ae, nō konei ake au.

Yes, I'm from here.


Leif Hagen said...

I wish we could hear them sing! Nice language lesson - I need some practice!

Mo said...

Great Capture

hemz said...

mean maori mean.

Anonymous said...

Kia ora,

I don't know any other foreign language than Maori that has so many words that are also words in Finnish. For example haka, kiri, te, kanawa, kumara, puku, namu and many many others.

Naturally they usually don't mean the same thing but for example a patu (maori weapon) could be called patu in Finnish as well.

And New Zealand is just about as far as you can travel from Finland without leaving the planet.

-PPusa from Helsinki According to PPusa

Steffe said...

He wai noa iho māku.

That's a phrase I have never used in any language!

avonn manukaroa anderson said...

Kia ora
We're creating an educational website for senior social sciences students in kura, and would like to use this image (WGC performing at midland park). The image would be used in a video clip that looks at the different uses of oratory skills in Maori society.
How might I seek permission to use this image?
Nga mihi.