Grammar of the New Zealand Language
Table of Contents
Table of Contents.
|The letters of Maori||1|
|Of the sound of the Vowels||1–4|
|Of the Diphthongs||4–7|
|Homogeneous Sounds, when they meet in a sentence||7|
|Of the Consonants||7–9|
|A table of peculiarities of pronunciation in the principal dialects||9|
Of the Article.
|Of the definite article te||10–12|
|Of its plural nga||12|
|Of the indefinite article he||12|
|Of te tahi when used as an article||12–13|
|Of the particle a||13–15|
Of The Nouns.
|Nouns primitive and derivative||16|
|Gender of nouns||19–20|
|Number of nouns||21|
|Of the postfix ma||21|
|Reduplication of nouns||21|
|Cases of nouns||22|
Of The Adjectives.
|Their gender, number, and case||23|
Of the Numerals.
|Of the cardinals||24|
|Their manner of combination, &c.||25|
|Prefixes for denoting|
|—— fractions of length||26|
|Three ways for denoting them||26|
Of the Pronouns.
|Of the personal pronouns||27–29|
|Of the possessive pronouns||29 page XIV|
|Of the relative pronouns||29–30|
|Of the demonstrative pronouns||30–31|
|Of nei, na, and ra||30|
|Of the interrogative pronouns||31|
|Mode of supplying the defect of distributive pronouns||32|
|Of the indefinite pronouns||32–33|
Of the Verbs.
|Verbs primitive, derivative, and compound||34–35|
|Paradigm of tense in simple sentences||42–52|
|Passive voice (table of examples)||48|
|—— remarks on||49|
|Verbal nouns (their formation)||51–52|
Of the Prepositions.
|List of prepositions||55–56|
|Remarks on them||56–64|
|Proper meaning of na, ma, &c.||64–72|
Of the Adverbs.
|Primitive and derivative adverbs||73–74|
|Classification and list of adverbs and adverbial expressions||74–86|
Of the Particles.
|Atu, mai, ake, iho, ai, ano, ra, koa, u, hoki, kau||87–94|
|Of the conjunctions||95–98|
|Of the interjections||99–101|
Of the Syntax.
|Complex and incomplex propositions||103|
|Remarks on the general features of Maori||103–104|
Syntax of the Article.
|Ko an article||106|
|Its peculiar features||106–109|
|The omission of the article||109|
|He and te tahi||109–110|
|The particle a||110–111page XV|
Syntax of the Noun.
|Nouns in apposition||112|
|Article prefixed to them||112|
|Clauses in epanorthosis, irregularity of||114|
|The answer to a question, construction of 114–115|
|Possessive Case denotes|
|——Date of an act||115|
|——Useful in predication||115|
|——Used instead of other cases||116|
|——Position of, when the governing word is twice repeated||116|
|——Governing word often omitted||116|
|Material, or quality, of a thing how denoted by a subtantive||116–117|
|The form of the substantive often used for that of the adjective||117|
|How compound words govern others||118|
|Kai prefixed to a verb.||118|
|Te prefixed to proper names||118|
|Ngati and rangi||118|
|O and A, distinction between||118–120|
Syntax of the Adjectives.
|Position of adjectives||121|
|Many adjectives to one substantive||122|
|One adjective to two or more substantives||122–123|
|Of the forms occasionally assumed by the adjective||123|
|Comparison of adjectives||123–125|
Syntax of Numerals.
|Particles prefixed to numerals||126–127|
|Position of numeral||127|
|Repetition of numeral||127–128|
|Tua and whaka as numeral prefixes||128–129|
Syntax of Pronouns.
|Position of pronouns||130|
|Singular and dual often denote a tribe||131|
|——Other uses of||131|
|A Pronoun in the singular will refer to a noun in the plural||131|
|——in the third person will refer to the first or second person||131–132|
|——used for the conjunction and||132 page XVI|
|The noun belonging to the pronoun often omitted||132|
|Relative Pronouns, the substitutes for them||132–133|
|——useful as auxiliaries||133|
|——other peculiarities of||133–134|
|Nei, na, and ra||134|
|Interrogative Pronouns (strange use of)||134–135|
Syntax of the Verb.
|The Verbal Particles.|
|Kia and ki te, distinction between||144|
|Sometimes no verbal particle prefixed||144–145|
|Ai, as used in connexion with the verb||145–147|
|Whaka, uses of||147–149|
|Adverbs as auxiliaries||149|
|Defect of substantive verb, how supplied||149–150|
|Prepositions as auxiliaries||150|
|Tendency of Maori verb to assume the form of a substantive||150–152|
|The finite verb may follow the oblique case||152|
|Predication performed by the possessive case||152–155|
|Other circumstances which affect the time or voice of a verb||155–159|
|Verbs associated to qualify each other||159|
|Repetition of verbs||159|
|—of other words||159–160|
|Passive verbs, use of||160|
|Sometimes supplanted by the active||160–162|
|Neuter verbs which assume the passive form||162|
|Of the Prepositions, Adverbs, and Conjunctions.||163–167|