Spelling mistake Re: fictional worlds (Wesley P.)
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 14, 2002, 8:45|
On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 00:12, Wesley Parish wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Aug 2002 05:17, Santiago wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----<snip>
> > Would you explain to me those statements, please?
> > Where are the pronouns are where the verbs?
> Te Reo Maori - The Maori Language
> > Mau e ki > You ask
> Mau - second person singular, possessive pronoun, when used with verbs in
> the first position in the sentence, has a general feeling of "You will",
> "You may", or generalizing "You are"; ki (long vowel) - "to speak, say",
> with "e" (short vowel) preposed it is present tense/current aspect.
> > Maku e ki > I reply
> Maku - first person singular, possessive pronoun, - as above; ki, e - as
> Polynesian languages have an interesting three-way split for possessive
> pronouns - Taku/toku - my, mine, from Te - the; naku/noku - my, mine, I
> did, have done, from me; maku/moku - my, mine, I may/will do, for me.
> Ka ki ahau ki a koe - I have explained it to you. Naku kete ka hoatu
ahua - should be ahau - I was tired and didn't think to check my own
spelling. Oh the humanity!
> aku taonga ki a koe, ka kai koe. From my basket I have spread my
> treasures, and you have eaten your fill.
> Wesley Parish
> > Thank you for your advice :)
> > Santiago
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."