Author(s): John Foster
He Whakamarama is a full course in everyday Maori language. Aimed at students of all ages and backgrounds, it features: A concise but comprehensive approach in one volume; Straightforward explanations with numerous examples; A logical sequence to allow rapid progress; Revision exercises to reinforce and confirm understanding; Classic photos by Gil Hanly. Readers are encouraged to make use of the accompanying CD and its additional material as follows: Oral Practice (Lesson 26 spoken by Maiki Sherman) -- Flashcards -- Audio practice set (2 audio files spoken by Philip and Titoko Whaanga) -- Ebooks: He Tuhituhi Maori (a study of Maori texts by well-known writers) and Nga Kupu (grammar explained)
John Foster has taught evening classes in Mäori for many years in Rotorua. The principles used and explained in this book and on the accompanying CD have been thoroughly tested and refined in the classroom, in homes and at marae and provide a full and detailed learning programme.
Foreword by Sir Peter Tapsell Preface to the 2012 edition Introduction A note on Mäori pronunciation 1 Nouns, Articles, Adjectives 2 Verbless Sentences 3 Verbs (I), Nominal Particle (I), Pronouns 4 Verbs (II), Sign of the Agent, Nominal Particle (II) 5 Prepositions (I): ‘i’, ‘ki’ 6 Compound Adjectives, Compound Verbs, Relative Clauses (I) 7 Prepositions (II): ‘i’, ‘kei’, ‘hei’ 8 Possession (I) 9 Possession (II) Passage for translation (I) 10 Adverbs (I) 11 Adverbs (II): ‘mai’, ‘atu’ 12 Relative Clauses (II) 13 Numbers, Money, Time* 14 Local Nouns, Complex Prepositions 15 The Emphatic Agent 16 Comparisons, Degrees, Intensives* 17 Imperatives* 18 The Subjunctive ‘kia’, the Verb Signs ‘ana’ and ‘e’ 19 Miscellaneous Words and Phrases* 20 Verbal Nouns 21 Interrogatives* Passage for translation (II) 22 Neuter Verbs 23 Elliptical Use of Adverbs, Unusual Verbs 24 The Particle ‘ai’ 25 Negatives* 26 Oral Practice Te ara whakamua = The way forward Answers to exercises Glossary *These lessons may be read at any time, so that you may become gradually familiar with their contents, but all other lessons should be studied in the order given – they have been carefully designed so that the examples do not contain anything not already explained in earlier lessons.