Levels Taumata

Te Kākano: Te Wāhanga Tuatahi

Greetings 2/3

Greetings 2/3

There are two main ways of addressing people:

a    using personal names, 'e' is used before the personal name only if it is a short name with no more than one long vowel or two short vowels
e.g. e Meree Pita but if the name is longer, such as Wiremu, or the name is not a Māori name, such as Jessica, the name is not preceded by the word 'e'.

e    using special terms of address, again 'e' is used before terms of address if they have one long vowel or only two short vowels
e.g. e hine. Here are some terms of address:

    E hoa
        used for a friend
    E kare
        used for an intimate friend
    E hine
        used for a girl or young woman
    E tama
        used for a boy or young man
    E kui
        used for an older woman
    E koro
        used for an older man

For further explanations and exercises check: Te Kākano p. 2

Mihi atu ki ia tāngata.
Greet each of these people.

Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate.

Kei wareware i a koe ngā piko, ngā tohu pātai, ngā ira kati me ngā tohutō i ngā wāhi e tika ana.

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