First Lessons in Maori
§ 50. Uses of Subjunctive and Infinitive
§ 50. Uses of Subjunctive and Infinitive.
—After a word expressing (a) eagerness, desire, intention to do anything, and (b) after one signifying go, come, stay, etc., and (c) after teach, use the infinitive with the preposition ki; (d) after learn, use the infinitive with the preposition i; but (e) after a word expressing request, page 35 command, advice, consent, or permission to another person to do anything, use the subjunctive. (f) In a clause expressing the object in view, use the subjunctive followed by the particle ai.
E hiahia ana ratou ki te haere, they desire to go.
E noho ana ia ki te hanga i te taiepa, he is staying to make the fence.
Na wai koe i whakaako ki te whakairo rakau? Who taught you to carve wood?
E ako ana taku tamaiti i te tuhituhi, my child is learning to write.
I ki mai ia kia haere ahau, he told me to go, or he said that I should go.
I tuku ahau i a ia kia haere, I allowed him to go.
I haere mai ia inanahi kia kite ai ia i a Te Hau, he came yesterday in order that he might see Te Hau.