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Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary

CONSONANTS

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CONSONANTS

H and K.—Hurutete, stunted, kurutete; hore, not, kore; hatea, whitened, katea; huwha, the thigh, kuwha; harangi, unsettled, karangi; hukari, the young of birds, kukari; houka, a species of cabbage-tree, kouka.

H and N.—Puhuki, blunt, punuki.

H and NG.—Kongehe, feeble, kongenge; puhaehae, envious, pungaengae.

H and P.—Korohuhu, to boil, koropupu; harirau, a wing, parirau; hua, to bloom, pua.

H and R.—Hiwai, the potato, riwai.

H and T.—Hangoro, loose, tangoro; hapì, a native oven, tapì; hapaki, to catch lice, tapaki; hauà, cowardly, tautauà; hawera, a burnt spot in the bush or fern, tawera; hikaro, to pick out, tikaro; hokeke, churlish, tokeke.

H Lost.—Hitau, a small waist-mat, itau; hokioi, the name of a mythical bird, okioi; ngaehe, to rustle, ngahehe; hanene, blowing gently, anene; harangi, unsettled, arangi; hawhato, a kind of fungus, awhato; hawhe, to pass round, awhe; hihi, a sunbeam, ihiihi; hiku, the eaves of a house, ikuiku; hinanga, the name of a small fish, inanga; hopi, terrified, opi.

H and WH.—Haro, to scrape clean, wharo; hea, what place? whea? hinau, the name of a tree, whinau; hiore, the tail, whiore; hiroki, thin, whiroki; huha, the thigh, huwha; ohiti, on one's guard, owhiti; hapuku, the name of a fish, whapuku, &c., &c.

K and H.—See H and K ante.

K and M.—Kaewa, to wander, maewa; kapura, fire, mapura.

K and N.—Takoki, sprained, tanoni.

K and NG.—Kareko, to slip, karengo; kita, tightly, fast, ngita; koekoe, to scream, ngeongoe; koiro, the conger eel, ngoiro. [Note.—This is a very frequent letter-change, and between the NG of the North Island and K of the South is almost constant; as kainga, a village, kaika; nga, the plural article, ka, &c.]

K and P.—Karengo, to slip, parengo.

K and R.—Kahui, a herd, rahui; porokere, broken, pororere.

K and T.—Kokiri, to launch endways, tokiri; hiki, to start involuntarily, whiti; kaupoki, to cover, taupoki; naku, to scratch, natu.

K Lost.—Kahore, not, ahore; Kahua, form, appearance, ahua; karangi, unsettled, arangi.

M and K.—As K and M ante.

M and NG.—Mote, to suck, ngote; mongamonga, crushed, ngonga; motumotu, a firebrand, ngotu; mumutawa, a kind of beetle, ngungutawa.

M and P.—Maheno, untied, paheno; maka, to throw, panga; mona, a knot of a tree, pona.

M and T.—Mawhera, open, tawhera; haumaku, bedewed, hautaku.

M and WH.—Amio, to go round, awhio.

M Lost.—Maewa, to wander, aewa.

N and K.—As K and N ante.

N and NG.—Neinei, to stretch forwards, ngeingei.

N and R.—Naku, to scratch, raku; nehutai, spray, rehutai; Niwaru, the name of a canoe, Riwaru; wiri, to tremble, winiwini; nanea, copious, ranea.

N and T.—Noke, a worm, toke; natu, mixed, nanu.

NG and H.—As H and N G ante.

NG and K.—As K and NG ante.

NG and M.—As M and NG ante.

NG and N.—As N and NG ange.

NG and P.—Ngahoahoa, headache, pahoahoa.

NG Lost.—Hungoingoi, trembling, huoioi.

P and H.—As H and P ante.

P and K.—As K and P ante.

P and M.—As M and P ante.

P and NG.—As NG and P ante.

P and T.—Hiapo, to be gathered together, hiato; poremi, to disappear, toremi.

P and W.—Tapeke, to be all come or gone, taweke.

P and WH.—Penei, like this, whenei; pena, like that, whena.

R and H.—As H and R ante.

R and K.—As K and R ante.

R and N.—As N and R ante.

T and H.—As H and T ante.

T and K.—As K and T ante.

T and M.—As M and T ante.

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T and N.—As N and T ante.

T and P.—As P and T ante.

T Lost.—Tauporo, to cut short, auporo; tiketike, high, lofty, ikeike; tungutu, to put together the sticks of a fire, ungutu.

W and T.—As T and W ante.

W Lost.—Tapuwae, a footstep, tapuae.

WH and H.—As H and WH ante.

WH and M.—As M and WH ante.

WH and P.—As P and WH ante.

Transposition.—Rango, a fly, ngaro; erangi, it is better, engari; ngarehe, forest, ngahere, &c.