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Te Reo Maori [Maori]
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Contents Preface............................................................................................................. 7 Introduction................................................................................................... 8 Part 1 The written form of the sounds of te reo Maori 1 Pronunciation and the written form of te reo Maori..................... 16 Part 2 Discovering the new grammar 2 Sentences, phrases, words................................................................. 28 3 Verb phrases and noun phrases....................................................... 34 4 Classification of words....................................................................... 39 Part 3 The new grammar Section A: Base words 5 Action verbs......................................................................................... 52 6 Stative verbs........................................................................................ 61 7 Some further verb constructions...................................................... 67 8 Common nouns................................................................................... 71 9 Personal nouns and personal pronouns.......................................... 76 10 Location nouns.................................................................................... 83 Section B: The particles and determiners 11 The particles: an overview................................................................. 88 12 Particles that precede the base words in a phrase......................... 92 13 Determiners....................................................................................... 115 14 Notes on the a and o categories of 'belonging to'......................... 123 15 Particles that follow the base words in a phrase.......................... 129 Section C: Further points and other constructions 16 Variations in sentence construction............................................... 145 17 Negatives........................................................................................... 150 18 Asking questions.............................................................................. 158 Bibliography.............................................................................................. 165 Index to main entries for all the particles.............................................. 167

About the Author

David Karena-Holmes has been a tutor of Maori grammar at schools and institutions in New Zealand since the 1980s. This is his third book on the subject. He contributes a fortnightly column on te reo in the Nelson Mail., and his poetry and other writings have been widely published. David lives in Whakatu/Nelson.

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