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Old 03-23-2008, 12:14 AM   #31
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I grew up near a beach called Maraetai.....I always remember Dad telling a friend visiting from Belfast how to pronounce it..."Ma-right-eye"...... I can never think of it without wondering where my left eye is.....


The one that trips me up EVERY FUCKING TIME is Waikouaiti in Otago. It's actually where some of my family first settled before heading into Central Otago, but the chances of me pronouncing it correctly are only about 50/50!
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Whakapapa's the best isn't it Ax
YES. Whaka, I love Maori.

Whakatane, Whakamoana, Whakatane ...
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The one that trips me up EVERY FUCKING TIME is Waikouaiti in Otago. It's actually where some of my family first settled before heading into Central Otago, but the chances of me pronouncing it correctly are only about 50/50!
Ok, I'll give it a go.....

for the non-maori speakers....

Why-koo-eye-tee? Close? Miles off? No cigar?

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YES. Whaka, I love Maori.

Whakatane, Whakamoana, Whakatane ...
My kids have to do Te Reo at school.....my 8yr old loves a couple of the songs they have to sing...."MUM!!! We sung the 'f' word at school today!!! We said FUCKER!!!"

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it reminds me of when split enz named their album waiata. that's a bit easier to pronounce, but still, it's not an english word so you'd still have a lot of people left wondering how it's supposed to be said.
I hate how the remaster you sent me has the Corroboree name, but I'm too lazy to fix the tags.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:24 AM   #36
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Ok, I'll give it a go.....

for the non-maori speakers....

Why-koo-eye-tee? Close? Miles off? No cigar?

What will really trip you up is that the locals like to drop the last 'i' too. My Nan, from Central, calls it Why-kau-eet sometimes. Almost "why cow eat?"!

Incidentally, I grew up just south of Otaihanga, "oh, tie hanger!", and Waikanae, "why can I".
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So.,. that would actually be

Fakapapa
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My kids have to do Te Reo at school.....my 8yr old loves a couple of the songs they have to sing...."MUM!!! We sung the 'f' word at school today!!! We said FUCKER!!!"



I love our national anthem in Maori. In the first verse: "ATA WHAKARONGONA!" I belt it out every time.
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I hate how the remaster you sent me has the Corroboree name, but I'm too lazy to fix the tags.
Has/can Lila get this remaster, we're in dire need of Waiata. You can tell me to bugger off if you want
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So.,. that would actually be

Fakapapa
The best part is that "fuck a Papa-", er, "whakapapa" means "ancestry". How appropriate.
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ugh. i just ventured over into FYM. what a load of fucking bollox.
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Has/can Lila get this remaster, we're in dire need of Waiata. You can tell me to bugger off if you want
Not from me! It's on my Mac and it won't connect to the Internet at the moment, for reasons I cannot fathom.

Hopefully Khan can help.
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Holy shit, Jen, I just noticed your sig/location!
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Holy shit, Jen, I just noticed your sig/location!
i thought it was time for a change
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i think this thread has carked it ! i have mega freaking housework to do , its been building up beacuse of my postwhoring



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