First Lessons in Maori
1. Kuiwai's child is sitting by the side of the fire. 2. Paerau stood at the side of the lake. 3. Paikea has arrived by canoe at Hawaiki. 4. The canoe will sink presently; the load is very heavy. 5. Tawhaki has climbed up to the top of the mountain. 6. Pahiko did not reach Hawaiki. 7. Turi's canoe will sail to Aotea. 8. Kupe and his companions were planting their kumara yesterday. 9. That post is firm, it will not fall. 10. Have not the leaves of that tree grown yet? 11. Shall you sleep at Whangara? 12. We shall go on, we shall not sleep there. 13. We shall go in the summer to Paroa.page 77
1. E rapu ana a Turi i tana kuri. 2. E okioki ana aua tangata tokowha i runga i te puke. 3. Kihai a Kupe raua ko Tara i haere ki Taupo i te ata nei. 4. Kua tae a Turi ki Aotea. 5. E kore te kumara e tupu ki Otakou; he nui rawa te huka i reira. 6. Ka hoki a Titore ma apopo. 7. Kihai a Kae i taka i runga i te arawhata. 8. Ka hinga koe akuanei i tena wahi mania. 9. Ka haere ranei te tama a Tara ki Otaki a te Taitei? 10. E pari ana te tai inaianei; ka mānu to tatou waka i te poupoutanga o te ra. 11. He mākū rawa te wahie; e kore te ahi e ka. 12. Ka haere matou ki Taupo a tetahi ra.