First Lessons in Maori
1. Tupaea's ship sailed away from hence; it did not return. 2. I am returning to-day to Tokomaru; you had better come thither to-morrow. 3. When the fruit of the tree dropped they two looked up and saw the pigeon sitting above [them]. 4. Stay you two where you are; when Kae arrives you must [all] come together; I will wait here for you. 5. This is the thing for which I came [namely], to tell Paerau not to come [to me] to-morrow. 6. If you had come [to me] yesterday to fetch the books, the children would all have had books to-day.
1. I ki a Tama ki a Ngatoro, “Haere mai ki runga ki toku waka.” 2. Na maua ko Tuau i korero ki a Turi te taenga mai o Manaia. 3. Ko wai tera e hamama iho ra ki a taua i runga i te whare? 4. E titiro ake ana a Kuiwai ki te tangata e noho iho ana i runga i te puke. 5. E haere ana ahau ki Oringi aianei, e hiahia ana hoki ahau kia tuhituhi pukapuka ake koe ki ahau a tera wiki. 6. I tutaki ranei koe ki a Rua e haere atu ana ki Maketu i te Wenerei? 7. E titiro iho ana a Paerau ki nga tamariki e takaro ake ana i te one. 8. Na wai a Putu i karanga i haere mai ai ia inaianei?