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Let's Learn Maori [Paperback]

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1998
Publisher   Auckland University Press
ISBN  1869401867  
EAN  9781869401863  

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Let's Learn Maori was designed by Maori language expert Bruce Biggs in 1969. He covers the parts of speech, the structure of each type of phrase, and the combinations of phrases that form simple sentences. Each aspect of the grammar is discussed in a numbered section or subsection and illustrated by sentence examples. A combined vocabulary and index provides an ingenious and convenient reference system. There is also a section on pronunciation, but the student is warned that a written explanation is no substitute for the actual sounds spoken by native speakers of the language.

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Rob Jenkins, BA, Linguistics  Jul 30, 2006
My earliest attempts at trying to understand the structure of a Polynesian language (Hawaiian) didn't get very far, principally because I found the authors' explanations of phrase structure confusing. Once I had read Bruce Biggs' explanation of Polynesian phrase structure, et al., in his book, "Let's Learn Maori" (LLM), everything started falling into place. His discription of Maori "parts of speech" is also clear and precise. He also keeps his explanation and examples of the verbal particles simple. There is a lot to recommend this book for the serious student of the Maori language, especially when LLM is used with the audio tapes that go with the text, but I would also recommend at least one other text to study along with LLM; one recommendation is John Foster's "He Whakamarama: A Full Self-Help Course in Maori" (with audiotapes), and an out-of-print book by Hoani R. Waititi, "Te Rangatahi" books 1 and 2 -- I have the 1970 edition.

It should be noted that LLM has one "curious" feature that some may find "offputting": Polynesian languages have both long and short vowels, and most grammars, if they represent this important distinction at all, use macrons to represent the long vowels. Biggs follows the convention of the University of Auckland by representing long vowels with doubled letters: manu 'bird', maanu 'afloat'; tupuna 'grandparent', tuupuna 'grandparents'.

"Let's Learn Maori" is an excellent text for gaining a deeper understanding of the structure of this beautiful language, but the author's intent, I surmise, was that it should be used as a supplemental resource while using other basic grammar texts and materials. I highly recommend this book for any serious student of Maori.
The Best Maori Book  Apr 17, 2000
I used the previous edition of this book, and thought it was the best book from which to learn Maori. This edition is even better - the explanations of the grammar are even clearer. The only improvement needed is to add audio tapes to help with the pronunciation.

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