The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
IV. am. is. was. were
IV. am. is. was. were.
Tenei etahi kupu, am, is, are; me enei, was, were. page 26 Kahore a te tangata Maori kupu hei rite mo enei; engari ma te titiro, ma to whakaaro ake, ha kitea ai to tikanga o tend i kupu, o tonal kupu. Ma te tohe tonu ki to korero i nga kupu a mau nei ha hohoro ai te mohio kite tikanga o enei kupu.
He whare pal tenei, this is a good house.
He pai tenei whare, this house is good.
Ko toku whare tenei, this is my house.
Mo Hemi tera whare, that house is for James.
No ratou to whare, the house is theirs.
Kei Tauranga a Hoani, John is at Tauranga.
Kei roto i to whore to pukapuka, the book is in the house.
E ora ana a Pita, Peter is well.
Ko ena kupu, mo to mea kotahi, ara mo to whare kotahi, mo to pukapuka kotahi, mo to tangata kotahi, na reira i tika ai te is; ki te maaha, ia nga men c korerotia ana, heoi ano to kupu tika ko te are.
He whare pai enei, these are good houses.
He pai enei whare, these houses are good.
Ko o matou whare euei, these are our houses.
Mo Hemi raua ko Mani anal whore e rua, these two houses are for James and John.
No ratou nga whare, the houses are theirs.
Kei Taurauga a ilemi ratou ho Hoani, ko Ropata, James, John, and Robert are at Tauranga.
Kai roto i te whare nga pukapuka, the books are in the house.
E ora ana maua ko Pita, Peter and I are well.
Ko te are ano hoki te kupu tika hei hoa mo te you, ahakoa i whakahuatia me to taugata kotahi, ahakoa mo to tokorua, mo to tokomaha rauci, ara, mo, enei kupu Maori, koe, korua, kouton.page 27
He tangata roa koe, you are a tall man.
E hiakai ana koe, you are hungry.
No Waikato korua ko Tamati, you and Thomas are from Waikato.
E ora ana koutou, you are well.
I te mea e korerotia ana to kupu penai, He tangata rOa ahau, e kora a tika to is, to are ranei, engari te am.
He tangata roa ahau, I am a tall man.
E mate-kai ana ahau, I am hungry.
No Akarana ahau, I am from Auckland.