spoken languages

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Pronouns in Bislama

Bislama follows a system based on the Vanuatu native languages, similar to Māori, where the pronouns are gender neutral and they have different words depending on if the person or people being spoken to are included or excluded from the group identified by the pronoun.…

bislama, te reo maori, spoken languages

"au" vs "ahau" in te reo Māori

There was a discussion in an online NZ Māori language Facebook group about the different forms of the first person personal pronoun - that is the personal pronoun that refers to "I, me" in English. The question raised was which form do people prefer - au or ahau.…

te reo maori, spoken languages