rava2

rava2, post-verbal part. Certainly, definitely, wholly, quite, perfectly, completely.

Ka ‘aere rava au ka ‘akakite iā koe ki te ‘akavā.
I shall most certainly go and report you to the police;

Kua tika rava iāku.
I quite agree, I‘m perfectly willing;

Kāre rava au e tuku i te ‘au.
I‘ll never give in;

I kite rava au iāia ki te ‘ura inapō.
I most certainly did see him at the dance last night.
[Pn. *lawa1.]

rāi

rāi, part.

1. Post-nom. Just, exactly, really actual, real, very.

Ko tōna ingoa rāi tēnā.
That’s his name all right;

Ko te pare rāi tēnā e ‘a‘ao putuputu ana ‘aia.
That’s the very cap he often wears;

I taua taime rāi,
at that very moment.

2. Post-verbal. Certainly, surely, undoubtedly, really, quite, fairly, rather, only.

Ka ‘aere rāi au.
I‘m definitely going;

Pē‘ea koe? Meitaki rāi.
How are you? Not so bad, pretty fair;

‘E manako meitaki rāi tēnā.
That’s quite a good idea (of yours);

‘Ōkota‘i rāi tei tae mai.
Only one came;

‘okota‘i rāi tirīngi,
only one shilling;

‘Ē toru nga‘uru rāi tangata kā iri.
There is only room for thirty people;

‘Ē rua take o tēnā tamaiti, nō reira rāi i kangāi.
That child has a double crown, that’s really why he’s mischievous. Tika rāi, that’s quite correct, that’s right (a common interjection of assent to a factual statement).

Kua ‘akarongo au ē ‘e maki koe? Tika rāi.
I heard you were sick? That’s right. I te taime rāi, as soon as.

I tō rātou inu‘anga rāi i te vai,
as soon as they drank the water;

i te tāime rāi e tae mai ei te pa‘ī,
as soon as the ship arrives. Taua…rāi, the very same.

E ‘ārāvei mai iāku i taua ngā‘i rāī ra.
Meet me at the very same place.

2. Still.

Ka tiaki au ‘ē toru rā, mē kāre rāi koe e ‘oki mai, ka ‘aere atu au i reira.
I‘ll wait there three days and if you haven’t returned I‘ll leave;

Tei te _ api‘i rāi ‘aia.
He’s still at school;

Tē kā ‘uā ra rāi te a‘i i teia pōpongi.
The fire was still alight this morning;

Te ‘anga‘anga nei rāi te ora.
The clock is still working.