My dad is from New Zealand - I have Maori in me and would like to learn Maori.
Can someone surgest some online resources that could help?
Tena Koutou katoa! Echoing everyone else who's already said it, it's been quiet around here, but I'm so glad to find somewhere on eljay that is not only Kiwi but Maori as well :)
I've recently left school after doing Maori for two years completely by correspondence, (I was a kura kaupapa kid though :) and it's only pointed out to me, surprise surprise, how terribly rusty my conversational/oral Maori is. So, trying to revive it a little and hey, why not on the big wide world web? That is, if no-one minds me inviting myself to join the party :)
Ko au: (please excuse the lack of macrons and the funny order, it's a while since I've done this!)
Ko Te Aroha te maunga
Ko Waihou te awa
Ko Tikapa te moana
Ko Matai Whetu te Marae
Ko te Endeavour te waka
Ko Ngati Pakeha te iwi
Tena Koutou, tena koutou katoa
In short, hi all!
Tena koutou e hoa ma!
Wow it looks like it's been a bit quiet in this community for a while! Was just searching for Maori-related journals here on LJ and came across this community! Would be neat to see a bit of a revival.
Ko Tongariro te maunga.
Ko Taupo-nui-a-tia te moana.
Ko Te Arawa te waka.
Ko Kakahi te marae.
Ko Ngati Manunui te hapu.
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te iwi.
Ko Te Heuheu te tangata.
Ko Korii taku ingoa.
No Te Puke ahau.
Kei Kirikiroa taku kainga inaianei.
I only just started learning Te Reo Maori at uni this year (Te Whare Wananga o Waikato) and I'm worried about how I'm going to be able to retain the reo, so am trying to do all I can for this to not happen.
Kia ora koutou, kei te pēhea koutou?
Ko Trixie taku ingoa. Nō Ōtepoti ahau.
And that's about as much of te reo as I have at the moment :) I have dabbled in the language as much as anyone raised in Aotearoa has, but I just started seriously learning te reo a couple of weeks ago, at Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo.
I know this community has been a bit quiet recently, but I reckon it can't hurt to say hello, especially this week :)
Ko Hikurangi te Maunga
Ko Waiapu te Awa
Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi
Ko Melanie taku ingoa.
No Turanganui-a-Kiwa ahau.
Kia ora I'm Mel and I thought it was about time I posted a mihi!
Kia ora koutou.
since i'm just learning - and most of what i learn is oral because that's how i use te reo - what i can do is help people who may want to have written work checked for accuracy ... i work with people who are fluent maori speakers (although they classify themselves as learners still) and can check things with them or ask them questions on your behalf ...
Kia ora koutou e hoa mā!
Ko Goren tōku ingoa. Nō Rosia ahau. I haere au ki Aotearoa ina tata nei. Kei te nohu au i tāone Tāmaki Makau Rau ināianei.
I hīmata ahau ki ako i te reo Māori. He āwhina mōku?