By George Pratt

ISBN-10: 0548277591

ISBN-13: 9780548277591

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The difference between long and short a is very observable in a great many words, spelt in the same way, but having widely different meanings; as tama, father; táma, child; fa‘amoega, a sheath; fa‘amoega, a war feast; manu, a bird; manu, to rise above. The learner must pay special attention to the quantity of a. The meaning is often dependent on the quantity; as, papa, a rock; papa, to burst; papa, to miscarry; tuafafine, a sister; tuafafine, sisters. The third quantity is limited to a very few words.

E lua, two. E tolu, three. E fa, four. E lima, five. E ono, six. E fitu, seven. E valu, eight. E iva, nine. E sefulu, ten. E sefulu ma le tasi, eleven. E sefulu ma le lua, twelve. E luafulu. or e lua sefulu, twenty. E tolugafulu, thirty. E fagafulu, forty. E limagafulu, fifty. E onogafulu, sixty. E fitugafulu, seventy. E valugafulu, eighty. E ivagafulu, ninety. E selau, one hundred. E lua lau, two hundred. E tolugalau, three hundred. E afe, one thousand. E lua afe, two thousand. E tolugaafe, three thousand.

La te i ai, they two will be there. Matou te i ai, we (exclusive) will be there. Tatou te i ai, we (inclusive) will be there. Tou te i ai, you will be there. Latou te i ai, they will be there. Na a‘u i ai, I was there. Na e i ai, thou wast there. Na i ai ‘o ia, he was there. Dual Na ma i ai, we two (exclusive) were there. Na ta i ai, we two (inclusive) were there. Na lua i ai, you two were there. Na la i ai, they two were there. Na matou i ai, we (exclusive) were there. Na tatou i ai, we (inclusive) were there.

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