He hinengaro koi, he kakama te whai whakaaro, te whakapuaki kōrero. Ko te tangata atamai e mātau ana ki te waihanga kōrero, ka kīia he kōkō tatakī.
A sharp mind, quick in thought and in expression. A person with intelligence who is inventive in what they say is referred to as a kōkō tatakī.
atamai - be knowing, quick-witted, ready, intelligent