Kua hinga te tangata matakerepō
More on statives
Presently we have been using the term ‘stative’ for a group of words that describe a condition or state. However, there is a small group of statives that do not function in all the ways that the rest do. Below are some of the words from that smaller group.
|mahue||be left behind|
|mākona||be satisfied (of appetite)|
|mau||be caught, fixed, held fast|
|mutu||be ended, finished|
|ngaro||be missing, lost, out of sight, disappeared|
|oti||be completed, finished|
|pau||be consumed, exhausted, used up|
|riro||be take, gone, obtained|
|whara||be struck, injured, hit accidentally|
These statives are only used as verbs, unless their form is changed, e.g. by adding an ending to them as was explained in chapter 5.
For further explanations and examples see Te Pihinga pp. 107-108.
Whakakīa te āputa o ngā rerenga kōrero Māori ki te kupu e tika ana.
Fill in the gap in the Māori sentence with the appropriate word.