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NĀ `ŌLEO PĀ KĪ PIKA• 20% of the world’s languages• Approximately 1,000 indigenous languages for a population of less than 10 million• Other languages of the world were introduced with the arrival of Europeans and as Pacific Islanders traveled around the world
TAHITIAN• A E F H I M N O P R T U V ` `ā `ē fā hē `ī mō nū `ō pī rō tī `ū vī `eta• ` = `eta (glottal stop)• - = tārava (macron that marks long vowels)• Like Hawaiian, every word ends in a vowel and there are no consonant clusters
MĀ ORI• 5 vowels – a, e, i , o, u (also has long versions: ā, ē, ī , ō, ū)• 10 consontants – p, t, k, m, n, ng, wh, r, h, w• For more on how to pronounce the alphabet, click here
SĀ MOAN• a, e, i, o, u• f, g, l, m, n, p, s, t, v, h, k• Vowels can be short or long. Long vowels are marked with a macron.• Like Hawaiian and Tahitian, every word ends in a vowel and there are no consonant clusters• For more on how to pronounce the alphabet, click here
COMPARISON OF WORDSENGLISH HAWAIIAN TAHITIAN MĀORI SĀMOAN COOK ISLANDS Eye maka mata mata mata mataWoman wahine vahine wahine fafine va`ine Bag `eke `ete kete `ato kete Sky lani ra`i rangi lagi rangi Hand lima rima ringa lima rima Sea kai miti tai sami taiCanoe wa`a va`a vaka Va`a vaka
COMPARISON OF NUMBERSENGLISH HAWAIIAN TAHITIAN SĀMOAN MĀORI one `ekahi tahi tasi tahi two `elua piti lua rua three `ekolu toru tolu toru four `ehā maha fa wha five `elima pae lima rima six `eono ono ono ono seven `ehiku hitu fitu whitu eight `ewalu va`u valu waru nine `eiwa iva iva iwa ten `umi `ahuru sefulu tekau
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