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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 64

XVI. — Conjunctions

XVI.

Conjunctions.

Tenei ano hoki etahi kupu ririki e hono tonu [unclear: ana] whakahua.

page 67

Either, Or, Neither, Nor, Whether.

Take either this book or that. Mauria ko tenei pukapuka ranei, ko tera ranei.
Either you or your brother must go to fetch the lead. Me haere ko koe ranei, ko to teina ranei, ki te tiki i te taro.
Peter's hair is neither black nor grey. Ehara te makawe o Pita i te mangu, ehara ano hoki i te hina.
Neither John nor James can lift that log. E kore e taeo e Hoani te hapai i tena rakau, e kore ano hoki e taea e Hemi.
He asked me whether I was going to Tauranga. I ui mai ia ki a au, e haere ana ranei au ki Tauranga.
Whether you go or stay there is plenty of work for you to do. Ahakoa haere koe, ahakoa noho, he nui ano te mahi mau.

Te tino take o enei kupu, either, neither, whether, ko ia tenei; either, ko tetahi ranci o nga mea e rua, ko tetahi ranei; neither, ko te korenga o tetahi o aua mea e rua, ko te korenga o tetahi; whether, he kupu rapu, ko tewhea ranei o nga mea e rua, ko tewhea ranei.

Which [whether] did he take, the black horse or the brown one? Ko tewhea tana i mau ai, ko te hoiho mangu, ko te mea whero ranei?
He took neither. Kihai i mauria tetahi, kihai ano hoki tetahi.
Either of these two boys is able to do that. E taea tena te mahi e tetahi o enei tamariki, e taea ano hoki e tetahi.
Neither of them told me that you were come. Kihai tetahi o rana i korero mai ki a au, ko koe kua tae mai.
page 68

If. As If.

If you want to go to town, come and tell me. [unclear: Kite], mea koe ki te haere ki te taone, me haere mai, me [unclear: korer] mai ki a au.
If I should find John at Tauranga, I will ask him to take the letter. Ki te rokohanga e au a Hoani [unclear: k], Tauranga, ka ki atu au kia mauria e ia te pukapuka.
If your clothes are wet, dry them by the fire. [unclear: He] maku ou kakahu? taurakina ki te taha o te ahi.
If we were tired, we would go home. Me-he-mea [unclear: he] ngenge matou, ka hoki matou ki te kaainga.
If they bad seen him, they would have given him some food. Me-he-mea kua kite ratou i a ia, kua [unclear: hoate] e ratou he kai mana.
He spoke to me as if I understood his language. I korero mai ia ki a an me te mea e kitea ana e au [unclear: torn] reo.
John is as kind to the old man as if he were his [unclear: own] father. Atawhai rawa a Hoani ki taua koroheke, me [unclear: te] mea ko tona ake papa.
The bird dropped down suddenly, just as if it [unclear: had] been shot. I taka whakarere te manu, me te mea tonu [unclear: i] puhia.

That.

Kua korerotia i mua etalii tikanga o that, (Parti I, page 15, me Part II., page 35). He tikanga ke enei.

He tells me that John has come. E ki mai ana [unclear: ia] ki a au, kua tae mai a Hoani.
Did you not know that the ship had sailed? [unclear: Kihai] ranei koe i mohio, kua rere te kaipuke.page 69
They have not yet heard that John is here. Kiano ratou i rongo noa ko Hoani tenei.
Speak clearly that I may understand what you say. Kia marama te reo kia ata rangona ai e au tau korero.
Call John and Robert that we may all go back together. Karangatia a Hoani raua ko Bapata, kia hoki tahi ai tatou katoa.
He stood at the door that no one might go into the house. I tu ia ki te tatau kia kaua ai tetahi e tomo ki roto ki te whare.

Lest. kei.

Go gently lest you should spill the water. Kia ata haere kei maringi i a koe te wai.
George did not come to day lest he should be set to work. Kihai a Hori i haere mai aianei kei whakamahia ia.
He told me to go gently, lest I should spill the water. I ki mai ia kia ata haere an kei maringi i a au te wai.
He told me to go gently that I might not spill the water. I ki mai ia kia ata haere au kei maringi i a au te wai.

Because.

He could not come to school because he had cut his foot. Kihai ia i ahei te haere mai ki te kura, no te mea kua motu tona waewae.
Why did you go to Tauranga? Because we had heard that our father was sick. He aha korua i haere ai ki Tauranga? He rongonga no maua kei te mate to maua papa.page 70
I left off work because I was tired. I mutu ai taku mahi, he ngenge noku.
They did not go over the mountain because there was too much snow. Kihai raua i haere na runga i [unclear: te] maunga i te nui o te huka.

But.

My daughter was very ill last week, but now she is better. He nui te mate o taku kotiro i tera wiki, term ko tenei, kua alma ora ake.
I called John, but he would not come. I [unclear: karangatio] ano e au a Hoani, otira kihai ia i pai ki te haere mai.
George is going to Taupo, but I am going to [unclear: Tauranga]. E haere ana a Hori ki Taupo; ko alum ia, e [unclear: haere] ana ki Tauranga.
We bought some bread in the town, but it was not good. I hokona e matou he taro i te taone, otiia [unclear: eharai] te mea pai.
They killed the men, but they saved the women alive. I patua e ratou nga tane; ko nga woahine [unclear: ia] whakarauorangia.
He did not stay long at school; but his brother stayed two years. Kihai i roa tona noho ki te kura; [unclear: ka] tona teina ia, i noho, a, rua noa nga tau.
Do not go by ship to Taranaki, but go by [unclear: land] Kauaka e haere ki Taranaki na te kaipuke, engari me [unclear: m] uta.

He tikanga ke tenei.

We found all the books but one. I kitea [unclear: katoatia] matou nga pukapuka, kotahi i ngaro.page 71
There is nobody in the house but Samuel. Kahore he tangata i roto i te whare ko Hamuera anake.
They are all gone but Mary. Kua riro katoa ratou, ko Meri anake i mahue.

Though, Although.

Though the box is heavy, I can lift it. Ahakoa nui te taimaha o te pouaka, ka taea ano e au te hapai.
Although I was very tired, I kept on walking all the way to Pakowhai. Ahakoa nui noa toku ngenge, tohe tonu au ki te haere, a, Pakowhai ra ano.

Te Mutunga.

By Authority: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, Wellington.