Hi everyone! Sorry I skipped a post yesterday - I was actually slammed at work, and was at the office until very very late.
So, then, I'll have to do TWO phrases today to make up for it!
First, we'll do some geography. We live on the North Island of New Zealand:
Te Ika a Māui
Te Ee-ka ah Mo-wee
Aotearoa is the most commonly used name for New Zealand, which literally means "Land of the long white cloud". However, the translation book I just bought also gives this Maori pronunciation for New Zealand:
How about the seasons, next?
Winter (currently here in NZ)= Hotoke
Summer (currently in the Northern Hemisphere) = Raumati
Spring = Koanga
Autumn/Fall = Ngāhuru