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Gagana Samoa

A Samoan Language Coursebook. Revised Edition

Galumalemana Afeleti Hunkin

Publication Year: 2009

Gagana Samoa is a modern Samoan language resource. Designed for both classroom and personal use, it features a methodical approach suitable for all ages; an emphasis on patterns of speech and communication through practice and examples; 10 practical dialogues covering everyday social situations; an introduction to the wider culture of fa‘asamoa through photographs; more than 150 exercises to reinforce comprehension; a glossary of all Samoan words used in the coursebook; oral skills supplemented with audio files available on a separate CD or for download or streaming on the web.

Published by: University of Hawai'i Press

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Foreword

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pp. ix-x

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. ...

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Acknowledgements

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pp. xi-xii

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 ...

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xiv

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

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pp. 1-6

Lesona 2. Greetings

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pp. 7-11

Lesona 3. This, That, These, Those

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pp. 11-18

Lesona 4. Articles

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pp. 19-22

Lesona 5. Revision

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pp. 23-24

Lesona 6. The Negative

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pp. 25-27

Lesona 7. Adjectives

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pp. 28-31

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Lesona 8. Simple Commands

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pp. 32-36

...‘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

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pp. 37-40

Lesona 10. Numbers

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pp. 41-45

Lesona 11. Statements - the Word 'O

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pp. 46-48

Lesona 12. Telling the Time

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pp. 49-50

Lesona 13. The House

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pp. 51-54

Lesona 14. Days of the Week, Months of the Year

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pp. 55-58

Lesona 15. Verbs

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pp. 59-61

Lesona 16. Verb Tenses

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pp. 62-66

Lesona 17. Verb Usage

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pp. 67-71

Lesona 18. Negative of the Tenses

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pp. 72-73

Lesona 19. Personal Pronouns

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pp. 74-75

Lesona 20. Pronoun Usage

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pp. 76-82

Lesona 21. Possessive Pronouns

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pp. 83-89

Lesona 22. More on Adjectives

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pp. 90-92

Lesona 23. Buying and Selling

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pp. 93-95

Lesona 24. The Verb 'To Be'

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pp. 96-99

Lesona 25. The Structure 'To Have'

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pp. 100-102

Lesona 26. Word Order in Samoan Sentences

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pp. 103-106

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Lesona 27. The Relative Particle Ai

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pp. 107-111

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

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pp. 112-115

Lesona 29. Ten Useful Conversations

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pp. 116-124

Lesona 30. Songs, Rhymes, Riddles, Puzzles

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pp. 125-130

Lesona 31. Revision

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pp. 131-136

Answers to Exercises

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pp. 137-160

Glossary / ‘Upu Ma Uiga

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pp. 161-178

Selected Bibliography

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p. 179-179


E-ISBN-13: 9780824862602
Print-ISBN-13: 9780824831318

Publication Year: 2009

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  • Samoan language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
  • Samoan language -- Grammar.
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