He Iti te Kupu : Māori metaphors and similes / Hona Black.
By: Black, Hona.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia Books, 2021Description: 239 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780947506919; 0947506918.Subject(s): MĀORI LANGUAGE | REO MĀORI | VOCABULARY | ETYMOLOGY | SPEECH | GRAMMAR | TERMS AND PHRASES | PHRASE BOOKS | SELF-INSTRUCTION | PROBLEMS, EXERCISES, ETCHoldings: GRETA POINT: 811.621 BLA
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Introduction --1. Birds of the land and sea -- 2. Trees and the forest -- 3. The ocean -- 4. Parts of the canoe -- 5. Parts of the body -- 6. Animals and insects -- 7. Acknowledgements and terms of endearment -- 8. Additional metaphors and similes -- Index.
He Iti te Kupu contains nearly 500 sayings that draw a comparison between something (often the natural world) and people, events or contexts. Written in Māori and English, this accessible guide explains the use, meaning and context of a host of the principal figures of speech in te Reo. Divided into themes, including birds of the land and sea, parts of the body, acknowledgements, animals and insects. The title derives from the proverb, 'The words are small, yet their meanings are substantial,' highlighting the importance of these sayings in the landscape of Māori language learning and speaking. This volume will prove to be an invaluable resource for beginning and advanced learners of te Reo Māori.
GRETA POINT: 811.621 BLA