First Lessons in Maori
1. I konei ranei tou teina i te ata nei? 2. Kahore ia i konei i te Manei. 3. Kei raro i te whare ta korua kuri. 4. He rahi atu ta raua kuri i ta korua. 5. He kaha rawa atu taku i tau. 6. No hea era tangata i te kiri whero? 7. Ehara i te roa nga rau o taua rakau. 8. He waka ranei tena no te tama a tou tuahine? 9. Kei ko tau pukapuka, kei roto i te whare. 10. He kawa te wai o tenei awa, ehara i te wai maori. 11. Ehara ranei te waka a Tuau i te mea roa atu i to Kupe? 12. Kahore i konei te tamaiti a tou taokete. 13. Ehara tenei i te kuri a Tara. 14. He kuri ranei tenei na Tara? 15. He pango taua kuri a Tara.page 62
1. My book was in your possession yesterday. 2. Let there be food for us two at Turi's house. 3. Are not those fifteen books in the corner of the house? 4. There is no water for you here. 5. Was there no house on the bank of the river? 6. There is a great crop of kumara (he nui te kumara) in Titore's garden. 7. Were there many children in the forest this morning? 8. The stones in the bed of this river are very large. 9. Are there not some large trees in the bed of that river? 10. Tara's dog is not much larger than a large rat. 11. This dog is heavier (the weight is greater) than twelve rats.