Te Pātaka Ipurangi Ako

A pātaka is a place of storage - so welcome to the "storage facility" for our past Ipurangi Ako.

 

Ipurangi Ako 3 - Dipthongs

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Māori Pronunciation

A dipthong is a sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one vowel and moves towards another.


Tip: Have a practice in pronouncing the 2 vowels separately and then rolling the sounds together.

Ipurangi Ako 2

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Māori Pronunciation


A              E            I             O           U
  Are        there      three       or         two

 

AEIOU Waiata

Macrons – Tohu Tō
Macrons lengthen the sound of the vowel.

Tip = just draw out the vowel sound a little longer

A = are (say it quick è the sound is 0.1 second long)
Ā = are (say it slow è the sound is 1 second long)

 

Ako Ipurangi

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Welcome everyone - this inaugural recording is a karakia focusing on opening & beginnings.

Whakataka te hau ki te uru,
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga.

Kia mākinakina ki uta,
Kia mātaratara ki tai.

E hī ake ana te atākura he tio,
he huka, he hauhū.

Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!

Translation:

Settle the westerly winds
Settle the southerly winds.

It will be icy cold inland,
and icy cold on the shore.

May the dawn rise red-tipped on ice,
on snow, on frost.

Bind together! Gather together! Unite!

Many thanks to Lincoln Nicholls for content creation & also to Suzanne Pitama's team at Otago University who developed the Aki Hauora app & were generous in sharing their resources.