I am in waay over my head!
So I signed up for for the Mahuru Māori challange that I talked about in my last post here.. Fortunately I said I’d do just one day a week for the month; so on Sundays (my chosen day) all of my communication must be in te reo Māori.
I think I will start my day with a cherry Mōrena! (Morning!) Then say this….
And stay out there for the rest of the day so I don’t have to talk to anyone!
Which is totally chickening out and not stepping up to the plate at all. But, we’ve all got to start somewhere. I am not a fluent speaker of Māori, I don’t even have a good grasp of it. I know LOTS of kupu (words) but putting them into sentences off the top of my head is another story. So my hope is that by doing this it will force me to at least learn, memorise and use phrases that is of use to me and my family. Because that is what Mahuru Māori is all about, getting te reo into more everyday speech and everyday living for all of Aotearoa.
He roa te wā e whakamāuitia ake ai he reo
Languages take time to be revived