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Grammar of the New Zealand Language

Relative Pronouns

Relative Pronouns.

The next in order are the relative pronouns. For these there is no distinct form in Maori. Sometimes they are wholly omitted in the sentence; e.g.

  • Ko te tangata tenei i patua e Hone, this is the man that was beaten by John.

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At other times their place is supplied by some artifice of the construction. Vid. S.