Maori Made Easy - Week 3
Whakahuatia ā-waha ēnei wāhi o te motu.
Practise saying the following Māori place names out loud.
Good pronunciation is essential for speaking AND understanding spoken Māori well.
The following place names provide practice on the consonant r.
Remember, the r is very short and slightly rolled. If you can make the purring sound of a cat, that’s the sound.
The following place names provide more practice on the consonant r, however, there are now macrons present in these words, so be mindful of how you pronounce them.
The following place names are more difficult and are constantly mispronounced. Challenge yourself! See how you go!
And finally, the main centres of Aotearoa New Zealand, starting in Auckland and heading south to Dunedin.