Having trouble pronouncing kupu Māori?
Many people are so afraid of giving it a go, they would much rather just give it a miss. Believe me I understand. There are words in other languages I avoid using for that very reason!
To reiterate a saying I introduced in the last blog: Tū whitia te hopo – feel the fear and do it anyway!
It will be well worth the initial discomfort.
Here at Te Papa we have our kaiako Joan Costello to support us.
Joan has helpful and reassuring tips to share with you. We will ‘roll them out’ one at a time so you have plenty of time to practice.
“Are There Three Or Two”.
A E I O U
Now say “moa”, “toa”, “hoa” – notice the difference?
One more sneak preview 😉
abstract art = toi tūrehurehu
Arohatia te reo e hoa mā – Friends, give love to our language and give it a go!
Mā te wā…