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Ko Louise Jayne Hikihiki Wright ahau,
No Te Arawa, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki…
Our family is bi-lingual Maori/English. 5 years ago I enrolled in a Te Reo Maori nightclass taught in the Te Ataarangi method by Henare Ngaia, to continue learning the language of my Mother. My husband Justin joined me on the journey. My primary aim was to support my own (future) children in being bi-lingual (Maori/English) here in New Zealand.
Our eldest child is Sabina Arikirangi. She is now two and half years old, and has been attending her Kohanga Reo since before she was one. Our twins Thomasin Paerangi and Lido Ngakau have just turned one. I stopped attending the classes when Sabina was born.
Tonight I realised I could film our efforts, test our interactions and responses, and capture our mixed domestic reo.
Here are the first stories, 5 minute captures in either Maori, English, or sometimes both.
I am uploading them on my Youtube channel Domesticscene, and hope to continue filming these from time to time.
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DOMESTIC REO 001: 18 January 2010. Sabina is 2.5 years old. I initiate this conversation in Maori to see what responses she offers and what language she interacts in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-_vlOkE5uQ