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Easily. if you know te REO then you see words. If you know history you know about Tamatea and why he was given a long name. You know that he sat on a hilltop and played his koauau to his girlfriend. So the word is easy to pronounce
When I was at intermediate, we had a beautiful lady from Ngati Kahungungu come in especially to teach the Kapa Haka group, and this name was in one of the songs with poi, a special intro with only this name in it before the rest of the song was belted out, so I can pronounce this name 👌Kapa Haka and Powhiri are great ways to learn Te Reo Maori, especially for this Samoan ;) I didn't make it into the final list of performers, but enjoyed all the practices we had. I still sing the songs to my children today.
I remember learning this at primary school. We all had to say it before leaving for lunch one day. We all got it! Piece of cake 😊
If anyone wants a hand, say each word by itself here (broken up for ease of pronunciation not accuracy of words within it):Taumata-whaka-tangihanga-koauau-o-tamatea-turi-pukaka-piki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-ki-tana-tahu.
Or, phonetically (for kiwi accent, say the "d"s very softly for a rolled "R" sound):Toe-mutter-fahka-tonguey-hahnga-core-oh-oh-or-tahma-tear-too-dee-poo-kah-kah-picky-mow-ngah-hoardoor-nook-oo-poor-kai-fen-oo-a-key-tahn-a-tar-hoo.
There's a handy little waiata to the tune of "Always look on the bright side of life" that helps with this. Although it's of the full full version of the name. And yeah, if you understand a little te reo, then you can see the words or at least familiar syllable groupings that let you say it.
I can, but only if I'm reading it while I say it. Would take a lot of repetition to remember it all.Longest place name in NZ, is there a longer name anywhere in the world?
Māori has about 270 possible syllable sounds.
English has, by some estimates, more than 10,000.
Please, tell me again that why it's too hard to learn correct Māori pronunciation.
Sorry what was the adress again read somewhere that a ma whith big knees played a musical instrument to court a maiden