Uia mai

Can’t think. Brain numb. Inspiration won’t come. Bad ink. Worse pen. Best wishes. Amen.

I’m sure it seems that I’m never short of words but occasionally even the best of us hits a wall… with our head. So I’m tentatively opening the gates for special requests. What has you stumped? What do you want to know about? Even better, what is it that you learnt and found inspiring?

Just post a comment at the bottom of this page. If it so happens that your query piques my interest, you may discover you’ve become my blog muse. But you won’t know if you don’t ask.

I hope that I don’t live to regret this.

Ehara au i te papakupu, i a Google rānei. I will not even consider answering a question that can be solved in 30secs with a search engine or dictionary (FYI: you have to open up the dictionary to find the words).  However, there are lots of things that a book can’t tell you – nō reira uia mai!

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14 thoughts on “Uia mai

  1. Tena koe,
    Ka rawe rawa atu tenei wharangi me nga whakamahuki mo nga tini take o te reo Maori! He patai taku (he tono ke pea taku). Ko wai koe? I te ngana ahau ki te kimi i tetahi ingoa ki te wharangi engari auare ake. Mahau pea e whakamarama mai ko wai koe, no hea hoki koe? Nga mihi.

  2. Tēna koe, I’m a beginner in te reo. So, I watch alot of kids programmes. One of them is “The Backyardigans” (online Māori TV). Often, I stop & ‘rewind’ to catch a phrase/words I don’t understand.But, neither myself or my beginner friends know how you could possible say the following without using either- Ka, Kei te, or E..ana infront of the verb. I’ve tried searching these terms online but had no joy. “Panui aha koe?” “Hiahia whakarongo koe?” (The Backyardigans, Series 1 Episode 13). is this how advance speakers or native speaker might talk colloquially? Please help?

  3. Tēnā koe. Kua ahi mātao haere tēnei whārangi me taku mataku kua pirau kē i te korenga o ētehi kōrero hou e rere mō te hia nei te roa. Heoi anō, nōku e pānui haere ana i ngā tuhinga i toko ake te whakaaro me whakapā atu au ki a koe me kore noa e whakahoki kōrero mai ki a au. Kāti mai rā, ko te wawata ka ora tonu tēnei whārangi.

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