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Educational Dance Fitness Resource for Primary School Tamariki

Te Reo Māori Support - Superheroes


Vocab List

The following vocabulary was covered in the Superheroes Programme.


Te Reo Māori Pronunciation PlayList

Pronunciation playlist for Te Reo Māori Vocabulary covered in Superheroes Programme.

Production Playlist

life of māui production vocab PlayList

Pronunciation Guide

Te Reo Māori Pronunciation Guide

Short vowels:

a – as in ‘aloud’

e – as in ‘egg’

i – as in ‘ink’

o – like the ‘aw’ in ‘hawk’

u – as in ‘flute’

Long vowels:

ā – as in ‘car’

ē – like ‘ai’ in ‘fair’

ī – like ‘ee’ in ‘sleep’

ō – like ‘or’ in ‘pork’

ū – like ‘oo’ in ‘moon’ 


‘r’ is short and slightly rolled

‘ng’ – as in ‘singer’

wh – ‘f’

‘t’ before ‘a’, ‘e’ or ‘o’: with as little sibilant sound as possible, almost like a ‘d’

‘t’ before ‘u’ or ‘i’: slight sibilant sound but not as much as English ‘t’

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