A Samoan Language Coursebook, Revised Edition
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: University of Hawai'i Press
The way we order our lives and understand what is happening to us flows out of our culture. Culture is the collective memory, experience, and hope of a group of people. It is something which they have inherited, and it is something which they share. ...
To my many past and present students, thank you for your help in the preparation of this book. Over the years, many exercises have been tried in my many classes at schools, institutions, in the community, and in the classroom at university. The testing of exercises and materials in these classes has been invaluable and has enabled me not only to control but also to collate good material for student use. Very sincere thanks to students at Manukau ...
Gagana Sāmoa is a modern language resource for the learning and the teaching of the Samoan language. It is designed for both personal and classroom use. The book is aimed at Samoans born outside of Sāmoa in countries such as New Zealand, the United States of America, Australia, etc., who are searching for their cultural identity in an adopted land. It is also for anyone else who wants to learn Samoan. ...
Lesona 1. Pronunciation
Lesona 2. Greetings
Lesona 3. This, That, These, Those
Lesona 4. Articles
Lesona 5. Revision
Lesona 6. The Negative
Lesona 7. Adjectives
Lesona 8. Simple Commands
...‘Ave le tusi. — Take the book. ‘Aumai le laulau. — Bring the table.‘Ave le peni. — Take the pen. ‘Aumai le afitusi. — Bring the matches.‘Ave le pepa. — Take the paper. ‘Aumai le uati. — Bring the clock/watch.‘I, iā, and ‘iā are all variations of the preposition i (to), which has many meanings depend-ing on its use in the sentence. The form iā (‘iā) is used before personal pronouns and the ...
Lesona 9. Locating Objects or People
Lesona 10. Numbers
Lesona 11. Statements - the Word 'O
Lesona 12. Telling the Time
Lesona 13. The House
Lesona 14. Days of the Week, Months of the Year
Lesona 15. Verbs
Lesona 16. Verb Tenses
Lesona 17. Verb Usage
Lesona 18. Negative of the Tenses
Lesona 19. Personal Pronouns
Lesona 20. Pronoun Usage
Lesona 21. Possessive Pronouns
Lesona 22. More on Adjectives
Lesona 23. Buying and Selling
Lesona 24. The Verb 'To Be'
Lesona 25. The Structure 'To Have'
Lesona 26. Word Order in Samoan Sentences
Lesona 27. The Relative Particle Ai
The ai in this lesson is different from the interrogative ai that we studied earlier.Ai here is the relative particle and has no one single translation. It is used to refer to some-thing that is implicitly understood or mentioned earlier in the sentence or conversation.Ai always follows the verb and comes after the preposition ‘i (to) when the action of the for example: (A) ‘E te alu ‘i le fale? Are you going to the house?...
Lesona 28. Conjunctions
Lesona 29. Ten Useful Conversations
Lesona 30. Songs, Rhymes, Riddles, Puzzles
Lesona 31. Revision
Answers to Exercises
Glossary / ‘Upu Ma Uiga
Publication Year: 2009
OCLC Number: 436233094
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