Maori alphabet has handiest 20 letters, consisting of English alphabets a, e, h, i, ok, m, n, o, p, r, t, u, w, ng and wh. The opposite 5 alphabets are lengthy vowels, which come with a horizontal stroke above the vowels.
There’s a catchy track to the track of ‘Silly Cupid’ that they utilized in kindergarten and pre-school to show youngsters pronounce Maori. Feels somewhat like in a kindergarten.
I had buddies who took up Maori path in College to be told the language and perceive the Maori tradition higher. The primary time I heard this track used to be them making a song in our corridor courtyard. The track simply sticks for your head for just right.
Additionally, it comes in handy to discover ways to pronounce elementary Maori phrases. Many puts in New Zealand use Maori names, handiest the larger towns have English names. But even so, it’s great to be told somewhat of a brand new language.
Tips on how to pronounce Maori vowels?
A – E – I – O – U
Seems like: Are there 3 or two?
Pronounce NG as in siNGer.
Pronounce WH as an F.
Lyrics for ‘Silly Cupid’ Maori Alphabet Tune
A haka mana para tawa ngawha
E heke mene pere tewe ngewhe
I hiki mini piri tiwi ngiwhi
O hoko mono poro towo ngowho
A – E – I – O – U (seems like “are there 3 or two”)
U huku munu puru tuwu nguwhu
Apply a couple of occasions with the sing-along, and you most likely get the cling of Maori pronunciation.
Maori Alphabet Tune (Model 2)
Suppose you wish to have extra follow?
Do that difficult ‘opposite’ model by yourself. Sing to the track of Silly Cupid too.
U whungu wutu rupu numu kuhu
O whongo woto ropo nomo koho
I whingi witi ripi nimi kihi
E whenge wete repe neme kehe
U – O – I – E – A (seems like “you for me em-ma”)
A whanga wata rapa nama kaha
Glad making a song!