Thursday’s quiz

1. What does He kai kei aku ringa mean?

2. What are puku, ringa,  upoko and waewae?

3.Which group launched Poi E?

4.  Who said: “But I would hope however, that the diversity and differences that we have amongst and between us, we should see as a strength and as something we should celebrate rather than fear.”

5. Should all schools teach te reo?

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Paranormal says:

    ‘Should all schools teach te reo?’ is a bit of a moot point. They’re all teaching it as far as I’m aware – which leads to a funny story.

    When our Swedish Au Pair first arrived our then nearly four year old was running around the house saying “f….ker, f…ker, f…ker”. Of course she repeatedly sent him to his room.

    He was most putout as he couldn’t understand why he was being sent to his room for practicing for the kindy Kapa Haka day….

  2. Gravedodger says:

    1 Crown Maori economic growth yada yada ya.
    2 stomach arms head legs I think.
    3 Patea (Sth Naki North Wanganui) Maori group.
    4 pass
    5 No further already quite sufficient.
    Wont someone think of the leanbh
    I note where some scroat demanded his court hearing be conducted in te reo. Fine shut him in a booth with headphones and allow him only to hear the te reo feed. Tutaekuri poriro

  3. pdm says:

    1. Pass
    2. puku – stomach, pass, upoko – my cousins wife, pass
    3. Patea Maori Group lef by Dalvanius Prime.
    4. Pass but I do know that it would not be a member of the Harawira family.
    5. As an option only – not compulsory.

  4. J Bloggs says:

    1) There is food in my hands
    2) Stomach, hand, head, foot
    3) Patea Maori Club
    4) pass
    5) Yes, it should because:
    a) no one else in the world is going to preserve the language, and teaching it is the best way of preserving it.
    b) Learning a second language (regardless of which language) both is easier at a young age (as the brain development involved in language acquisition is still ongoing), and those who have learnt 2nd language young find it easier to pick up additional languages in the future (interestingly enough, learning music is reported to have the same effect)

    However, formal Te Reo instruction should be an optional subject at high school level.

  5. Andrei says:

    (1) –

    (2) Puku = tummy the others I guess are body parts

    (3) Patea Maori Club

    (4) –

    (5) Everyone should study a language or languages – generally speaking ones appropriate to their own heritage if possible

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