In this clip I am handing Sabina Arikirangi some red veges [huawhenua – hua from the ground – that are whero -red] followed by some huarakau kowhai [yellow fruit from trees]. She is doing some counting and also does a Karakia before eating a tomato. I notice she starts counting from toru, and I put this down to her waiata whereby at the beginning they say “Toru, wha” before they start…
KUPU [Words we use]
Horopito / Capsicums [Could also say Pepa / Pepper]
Tomato / Tomato
Panana / Banana
Remana / Lemon.
Sometimes in this clip we use the “no… instead” structure. It starts with “Ehara” [Not] and ends in “Kē” [Instead].
Eg: “Ehara i te Tomato, he Horopito kē” That is not a tomato, it is a capsicum instead…
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