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Welcome to PAEKUPU, words related to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Curriculum areas presently available on PAEKUPU: Toi Ataata, Te Reo Matatini, Puoro, Te Reo Pāngarau, Te Reo Pūtaiao, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
 
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Te Reo Matatini

hīanga

particle with no meaning

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He punga, he oro rānei ka tāpiria ki tētahi rerenga kōrero, rerenga waiata rānei, karekau ōna tikanga. Ko tōna take pea he pupuri tonu i te manawataki o te rerenga. Ko te e, te i, me te ei ngā hīanga matua i te reo Māori.

A particle or a sound which is added in to a sentence or a line of a song which has no meaning. Its purpose may be to continue the beat of the utterance. In Māori, e, i and ei are the main hīanga.

Tauira KŌrero

He aha i whakaurua ai he hīanga ki te mutunga o tēnā rārangi?

Tirohia ngā rārangi o te mōteatea, ka tautohu ai i ngā hīanga.

He hīanga te 'e' i te mutunga o te rārangi tuatahi o te waiata nei, 'Me he manu rere ahau e'.

Tauira KŌrero

He aha i whakaurua ai he hīanga ki te mutunga o tēnā rārangi?

Tirohia ngā rārangi o te mōteatea, ka tautohu ai i ngā hīanga.

He hīanga te 'e' i te mutunga o te rārangi tuatahi o te waiata nei, 'Me he manu rere ahau e'.