With pronouns, possessive pronouns and sometimes location words, ake is used to express the equivalent of ‘original’ or ‘own’. With possessive pronouns the ake may be placed before or after the noun.
|Nōku ake tērā pukapuka.
|That is my own book.
|Nō Tāmaki-makau-rau ake ahau.
|I’m originally from Auckland.
For further explanations and examples see Te Pihinga p. 45-46
Whakamāoritia, whakapākehātia rānei ngā rerenga kōrero e whai ake nei.
Translate the following sentences into either Māori or English.
Te iwi ake o konei.
Answer: The indigenous people of this place.