Page:A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language of New Zealand.djvu/22

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.

( 8 )

tónonga tútunga wétengi aráhi
tórengi wádunga wéngongo aróha
túdinga wáhanga wídinga aróhi
túkunga wátinga wítinga atúa
túpunga wátunga ádue ínoi




OF THE PARTS OF SPEECH.

The Parts of Speech are eight; the Article, the Noun, the Pronoun, the Verb, the Adverb, the Preposition, the Conjunction, and the Interjection.




OF THE ARTICLE.

The vowel e is often used as an Indefinite Article, and has the same signification as the English Article a or an. The syllable te is also often used as a Definite Article, and has the same signification as the English article the; but it should be observed, that neither of these articles can be always used according to the rules of the English Language, the idiom of the New-Zealand Language being different.

Examples.
e mánu a bird te mánu the bird
e mára a farm te mára the farm
e máta a face te máta the face
e púke a hill te púke the hill
e púte a bag te púke the bag
e rára a rib te rára the rib.