First Lessons in Maori
1. Was your younger brother here this morning? 2. He was not here on Monday. 3. Your dog is under the house. 4. Their dog is larger than yours. 5. Mine is much stronger than yours. 6. From whence are those men with the red skin? 7. The leaves of that tree are not long. 8. Is that a canoe belonging to your sister's son? 9. Your book is yonder, in the house. 10. The water of this river is bitter, it is not fresh water. 11. Is not Tuau's canoe longer than Kupe's? 12. Your brother-in-law's child is not here. 13. This is not Tara's dog. 14. Is this a dog belonging to Tara? 15. That dog of Tara's is black.
1. I, a koe taku pukapuka inanahi. 2. Hei te whare o Turi he kai ma taua. 3. Kahore ranei i te kopa o te whare aua pukapuka kotahi tekau ma rima? 4. Kahore he wai mou i konei. 5. Kahore ranei he whare i te tahataha o te awa? 6. He nui te kumara i te mara a Titore. 7. He tokomaha ranei nga tamariki i te ngahere i te ata nei? 8. He nui rawa nga kowhatu i te riu o tenei awa. 9. Kahore ranei he rakau nunui i te riu o taua awa? 10. Kahore i nui rawa ake te kuri a Tara i te kiore nui. 11. He nui atu te taimaha o tenei kuri i to nga kiore kotahi tekau ma rua.