How can you make something more or less of what you are saying? In this episode, the Taringa crew discusses many intensifiers and comparatives that can help the expression of anything descriptive.
Taringa’s first “Random Rerenga Reo” kōrero covers a range of topics. Listen in and see what you can learn.
This episode of Taringa is an in-depth discussion looking at the uses of “i” and “ki” in te reo Māori.
Possessive pronouns in te reo Māori can be confusing. In this episode of Taringa, Paraone and Te Puaheiri kōrero about the language rules of “A” and “O” categories within te reo and take us on a journey through many examples of this ever-confusing kaupapa.
“I want to make sure, for the sake of our mokopuna, te reo Māori is revitalised in our whānau. I want to greet my future moko in te reo Māori when they arrive.”
“Your journey will be your own and it will look different to others. You may have bursts of progression, then years of nothing. That’s not a failure, it’s just the nature of the journey.”
“You could say it’s given me a rebirth. It’s given me the confidence to walk out the door and be comfortable about who I am.”
Liz, or Irihāpeti, grew up in Taranaki during the 1970s and 1980s, when being a proud Māori wasn’t easy or fashionable. “I realised it was time to learn about my reo and tūpuna Māori.”
“I want my children to grow up understanding te ao Māori, tikanga and te reo because I think if all of those things thrive in New Zealand, then we will all thrive as well.”
As an older student, learning reo Māori was slightly daunting for Ōpōtiki College teacher, Deborah Mckillop. But after learning she would be taught by one of her former students, things became more relaxed.