Monday, March 21, 2011

Lesson 3 - Greeting someone by their name

Kia ora. When you greet someone by name in Maori, there are some simple rules to follow:
  • If the name is a Maori name and has only one or two syllables, it is preceded by 'e', for example 'Kia ora e Tane'.
  • If the name is a Maori name and has more than two syllabyls, the preceding 'e' isn't required, for example 'Tēnā koe Ngahuia'.
  • If the name is an English name the preceding 'e' is not required, regardless of how many syllables are in the name, for example 'Kia ora Tim', and 'Tēnā koe Timothy'.

5 comments:

  1. well we have not learned enough maori we have done it twice boooooo

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  2. I have trouble with maori, I don't really get it because it doesn't sound a bit like english like French.

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  3. We Got A Teacher That Knows Moari! Called Matua Paul

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