Friday, July 29, 2005

Maori Language Week

It is Maori language week here, so for my last post of the week here is a Maori chant that is very popular with our sports teams....

Ka mate! Ka Mate!
Ka ora! Ka ora!
Tenei te tangata puhuruhuru
Nana nei i tiki mai
I whakawhiti te ra
A upane ka upane!
A upane ka upane
Whiti te ra! Hi!

Korero Maori - Give it a go (or so the banner says)

San Nakji for President!


Deepa said...

Thanks for linking me. I am looking for readers and this should be good.
Could I ask for a favour? I want to create links to other blogs and am not being able to figure out how to do it. Could you please tell me how to do it?
Journalism is one corrupt profession these days, not very different from politics. But I have the resolve to be honest and have maintained it so far! lets hope for the best. ;-)

Oricon Ailin said...

Hmm, very interesting! Will you translate if for us???

San Nakji said...

You really want to know what it means? It sounds awful in English...

It is death! It is death!
It is life! It is life!
This is the hairy man
Who caused the sun to shine again for me
Up the ladder, up to the top
The sun shines!

Told you it sounded silly.

Deepa, I will drop you an email...

Don Tate II said...

Ok, you're trying to make a fool out of me, huh?

San Nakji said...

Certainly not! Like I say, it sounds better in Maori, translation should stay out of it!