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Grammar of the New Zealand Language

The Distributive Pronouns

The Distributive Pronouns.

Each and every one, are expressed by the demonstrative or possessive pronoun, and the noun twice or thrice repeated; e g.,

  • Haria mai e tera tangata, e tera taegata, tana kono riwai, bring each man his basket of potatoes.

  • Ia tangata ia tangata, each man.

  • I tenei ra i tenei ra, each day.

  • E warea ana ki tana mahi ki tana mahi, each is engaged with his own particular business.