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He Kupu Arotau: Loanwords in Maori 1842-1952

He Kupu Arotau: Loanwords in Maori 1842-1952
  

Adopting words from English into Maori and vice-versa has expanded and enriched the lexical bank of both languages. These loanwords are an important part of modern Maori. This dictionary presents over 3,000 loanwords that are, or have been, in common use in spoken and written Mao... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781442538474
Published 13 September 2011 by Pearson Education
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Moorfield, John C.
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ISBN-13 9781442538474
ISBN-10 1442538473
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Pearson Education New Zealand
Publication Date 13 September 2011
International Publication Date 5 September 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Moorfield, John C.
Category Award Winning
Bilingual Dictionaries
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 456
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Maori language - Dictionaries - Foreign words and phrases - English, English language - Dictionaries - Foreign words and phrases - Maori, Reo Maaori
NBS Text Bilingual Dictionaries
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 499.442
Catalogue Code 222838

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Adopting words from English into Maori and vice-versa has expanded and enriched the lexical bank of both languages. These loanwords are an important part of modern Maori. This dictionary presents over 3,000 loanwords that are, or have been, in common use in spoken and written Maori. Many of the headwords in this dictionary do not occur in any other existing dictionary of Maori. The dictionary includes loanwords for personal names and place names, as well as the usual words found in dictionaries such as nouns, verbs and adjectives. The dictionary has a comprehensive introduction explaining how these loanwords have been adapted to the phonological and grammatical systems of Maori. Each headword is presented with its meanings, grammatical category and example sentences from the sources, with translations. An indication of the earliest occurrence each loanword was encountered and the frequency of use in the written sources are provided for most entries. Important sources for the loanwords included the Maori language newspapers, the Maori Bible and Nga Tangata Taumata Rau. An English-Maori finder list is provided.

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