A Handbook of the Tokelau language
This book is the first extensive description of Tokelauan, a Polynesian language spoken by about 1,600 people on the three Tokelau Islands and 3,000 Tokelauans living in New Zealand. Written for teachers and advanced students of the language, the book includes general information about language and a grammar.
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agentive sentences alofa Atafu boat centre combined content word emphatic words English fafine faka fale falekoloa fano fano ia fish foki form new words function galuega girl grammatical words Hamoa heai heki iloa Ioane kafai kaia te ika kaukau kikila kino koulua koutou Kua hau kua oti lahi latou laua lava lele lelei loanwords luga mataku matou matua maua meaning Mete nahe naifi nauna nofo non-agentive sentences nonofo noun phrase NOUNS nauna Nukunonu omamai periphery person or thing plural forms Polynesian languages possessive pronoun prefix preposition PRONOUNS huinauna pulenuku rain reduplication refer Samoan SENTENCES fuaikupu singular suffixes syllable taeao tahi tali tama tatau tatou taua tauale tautala teine tenei tense words tino toeaina Tokelau language Tokelauan toku tona tuhi usually vaiaho vaka veape verb phrase verbal sentence vowel words kupu