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First Lessons in Maori

§ 80. Added Termination

§ 80. Added Termination.

—Adverbs other than those specified in § 79, or adjectives used adverbially, which have reference to the manner, intensity, etc., of an action which they qualify, have the passive termination -tia added to them when used with passive verbs, and the termination -tanga when used with derivative nouns, which denote the time, place, or circumstance of an action or condition. (§ 51, 58).

  • I kainga otatia nga kumara, the kumara were eaten raw.

  • Mo tana patunga pukutanga i a au, on account of his secretly striking me.