Māori Grammar and Conversation with Vocabulary

Author: Mary J Aubert
Editor: Sir Apiranga Ngata
Published: 1964
Publisher: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited

I mua tata tonu nei, ka hoko mai au i tētahi pukapuka reo Māori ko ‘Māori Grammar and Conversation with Vocabulary’ tōna ingoa i tuhia ai e Mary Aubert, ā, ka puta mai i te tau 1885. Ko ngā tau e whai atu nei, koia rā he mea etita e Tā Apirana Ngata, ā, ka whakahoutia anōtia ai i ngā tau 1905, 1909 and 1914. Nāku te putanga tuawaru i whakahou ai a W.W. Bird (MA). Kei reira hoki ngā kōrero mō te hanga o te reo me ōna āhuatanga rereke me ngā kupu i whakamahia ai e ngā mea o aua wā. Ko te pukapuka taketake tētahi o ngā mea tuatahi o te rau tau tekau mā iwa kia tuhia mai e āta whakamārama ana i te reo me ōna tikanga. He matapihi ki te reo o aua wā. He rauemi pai mō te māhita reo Māori, kairangahau hoki.

Translation
I have just recently purchased a Māori language book entitled ‘Māori Grammar and Conversation with Vocabulary’ which was written by Mary Aubert and published in 1885. In the following years, it was edited by Sir Apirana Ngata and reprinted in 1905, 1909 and 1914. The book I have is the 8th edition which Rev W.W. Bird (MA) revised, which come out in 1963. It contains information about the structure, word classes and vocabulary which was used by the people of the time. The original publication was one of the earliest books of the 19th Century to be written, which provided a descriptive grammar of the Māori language. A window into the language of that time. An invaluable resource for the Māori language teacher and scholar.
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