First Lessons in Maori
Self is expressed by the addition to the pronoun of either of the adverbs, ake or ano, which may also be used with a possessive, (§ 18), to express own. In the latter case ake may be placed after either the possessive or the noun, ano only after the noun.
Ki a raua ake, to themselves.
Toku ake whare, or toku whare ake, my own house.
Ana tama ano, his own sons.