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Maori Made Easy

by Scotty Morrison

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PUBLISHED: 28th January 2015
ISBN: 9780143570912
Self-directed resource for Maaori language learning.
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  • Paperback
PUBLISHED: 28th January 2015
ISBN: 9780143570912
Self-directed resource for Maaori language learning.


Self-directed resource for Maaori language learning.

Publisher Description

The complete and accessible guide to learning the Maori language, no matter your knowledge level.

Fun, user-friendly and relevant to modern readers, Scotty Morrison's Maori Made Easy is the one-stop resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of the Maori language.

While dictionaries list words and their definitions, and other language guides offer common phrases, Maori Made Easy connects the dots, allowing the reader to take control of their learning in an empowering way. By committing just 30 minutes a day for 30 weeks, learners will adopt the language easily and as best suits their busy lives.

Written by popular TV personality and te reo Maori advocate Scotty Morrison, author of The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori, this book proves that learning the language can be fun, effective - and easy!

'This is not just a useful book, it's an essential one.' -Paul Little, North & South

Author Biography

Professor Scotty Morrison (Ngati Whakaue) is the well-known presenter of current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He holds a Master's degree (Education), is working towards his PhD, and has been an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Maori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2017, he adopted a new role at Massey University's Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education), working alongside his wife Stacey in a strategic, advocacy and lecturing capacity.

Scotty is the author of the bestselling language guides The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori and Maori Made Easy, Maori Made Easy 2, and Maori at Home, which was co-authored with Stacey.

They live in Auckland with their three children Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Learning Journey Dialects Week One: Pronunciation Week Two: Numbers Week Three: Greeting and farwelling people/Asking where someone is going Week Four: Action phrases Week Five: Action phrases continued Week Six: Action phrases/Using personal pronouns Week Seven: Possessive prepositions Week Eight: More on using possessives Week Nine: A and O categories/ More on possessive prepositions Week Ten: Past-tense possessive prepositions Week Eleven: Saying where you are from/Talking about your whanau Week Twelve: Asking and saying who will do something Week Thirteen: Asking and saying who did something Week Fourteen: Locatives Week Fifteen: Saying where someone is doing something/Using 'kei' to show possession Week Sixteen: Descriptive sentences Week Seventeen: More sentences using 'he'/Intensifiers Week Eighteen: Saying if something happens, this is the consequence Week Nineteen: Asking and saying when something will happen or take place in the future Week Twenty: Asking and saying when something happened or took place in the past Week Twenty-One: More on time/Asking for the cost/Seasons/Weather/Months of the Year Week Twenty-Two: The passive sentence structure Week Twenty-Three: Using 'ka taea' Week Twenty-Four: Giving orders Week Twenty-Five: Stative verbs Week Twenty-Six: Asking and answering 'why' and 'why not' questions Week Twenty-Seven: Using 'ka' to tell a story Week Twenty-Eight: Summing up Week Twenty-Nine: Revision Week Thirty: Revision continued Answers He mihi/Acknowledgements


"This is not just a useful book, it's an essential one." --North and South

Product Details

Scotty Morrison
Penguin Group (NZ)
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Publication Date
For Everyday Learners of the Maori Language
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Maori Made Easy
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Product Reviews

07 Jun, 2021
By Catherine
21 Apr, 2019
This is the second copy I've bought. One for my wife and one for me.
Speaks for itself.
By Bruce
10 Apr, 2019
Exceeding my expectations
By Bruce
27 Feb, 2019
Excellent introduction.
By Ben
14 Nov, 2018
excellent resource
By Keri
10 Nov, 2018
Awesome and very easy to follow. Great resource.
By Honor
07 Oct, 2018
By Fred
01 Oct, 2018
Easy reading, easy learning. My children and I read sections of it each night - Maori made nice and easy.
By Haven
27 Sep, 2018
I Love it, I love the simplicity of it and then the exercises that help "cement" the information. Have tried other resources and found some too difficult for newbies.
By Sue
16 Sep, 2018
very helpful- well designed
By Dr
10 Aug, 2018
By Mel
06 Jul, 2018
By Darin