‘ia1

‘ia1, v.i. How many?, how much?

Kā ‘ia pūtē kōpara i kī i teianei? Kā rima nga‘uru.
How many sacks of copra have been filled now? Fifty;

Kā ‘ia ēnā? Kā ‘ia rā.
How many are there? I‘m not sure how many;

Ko te ‘ia taime tēia i tōku ‘aere-‘anga mai ē kāre rāi i oti.
Goodness knows how many times I’ve come here, and still it isn’t finished;

Mē kā taki ‘ia.
I don’t know how many each there‘ll be;

‘Ē ‘ia ā‘au tamariki?
How many children do you have?;

‘Ē ‘ia ā Pāpā moni? ‘Ē ‘itu paunu.
How much money does Father have? Seven pounds;

‘E rā ‘ia tēia?
what date is it today?;

‘E rā ‘ia i nana‘i?
What date was it yesterday? N.B.

‘ia
is sometimes written together with the preceding word, esp.

‘ē5: ‘Ē‘ia tangata tei tae mai? ‘Ē ‘ia ‘ua.
How many people came? Only a few.
(See ‘ē‘ia.)
[Pn. *fiha.]

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