First Lessons in Maori
1. Now that you are come we have a guide to Omahu. 2. If he had had a canoe Tara would have embarked and sailed to Motiti. 3. Tiki has no spade wherewith to dig up the weeds of his garden. 4. They two had no place as a site for a house. 5. Who has Ripi's canoe now? 6. You must wait till Turi arrives that you may have a companion for your journey to Opou. 7. If they had had a net they would not have suffered from want of food. 8. If Titore should die, who will have his lands? 9. Has not Turi the rope of the anchor of his canoe?
1. Kia tae mai koe apopo ka whai hoa ahau mo toku haere ki Taupo. 2. Ki te ai he waka mo taua ka whaka-whiti taua ki tawahi. 3. Kauaka hei a Hou tau toki kei whati te kakau. 4. Mehemea kihai a Pare i whai hoa i te Turei kihai ia i haere mai. 5. Kahore ranei i a Turi au pukapuka i tetahi ra? 6. Kahore ranei ana pukapuka i tona taenga mai i tera wiki? 7. Kia haere ahau ki Rarotonga, hei a Pare toku whare. 8. Mehemea kahore a ratou kupenga kihai ratou i whai kai.