‘ea

‘ea, locative pronoun, interrogative.

1. Where? ‘Ei ‘ea?, where (future reference)?;

Ei ‘ea au no‘o ei?,
where shall I sit?;

‘Ei ‘ea tāua kaikai ei?,
where are we going to eat? I ‘ea?, at what place? (usu. with ref. to past time).

I kite koe iāku i ‘ea?,
where did you see me?;

I ‘ea ‘aia i tuatua mai ei kiā koe?,
where was it he spoke to you? Ki ‘ea?, to(wards) what place?

Tē ‘aere nei koe ki ‘ea?,
where are you going?;

Kua ‘apai koe ki ‘ea?,
where have you taken it?;

Ko ‘ea,
what place?;

Ko ‘ea tēia ngā‘i?,
what place is this? where is this? Mei ‘ea?, from what place?

Mei ‘ea mai ‘aia?,
where has he come from? Nā ‘ea?, by what route, means or method?

Kā ‘aere kōrua nā ‘ea?,
which way will you go?;

I nā ‘ea koe i te tomo‘anga ki roto i te ‘are? I nā te ngūtupa,
which way did you get into the house? Through the door;

Ka nā ‘ea kōtou i te tari i teia pūtē kōpara?,
what (transport) are you going to use to carry these sacks of copra?;

I nā ‘ea koe i te tunu‘anga i te varaoa?,
how (what means or method) did you (use to) bake the bread?;

I nā ‘ea koe i te rave‘anga?,
how did you do it? Nō ‘ea?, from what place? from what source?

Nō ‘ea tō‘ou kite iāku?,
where did you learn about me?;

Nō ‘ea tā‘au puka?,
where did you get your book from;

Nō ‘ea rā ‘a Maru mā?,
where have Maru and those been then?;

Nō ‘ea tā‘au?
where did you get that (story) from? where did you hear that? Tei ‘ea?, at what place? (currently).

Tei ‘ea koe?,
where are you?;

Tei ‘ea rā taku māmā? Mē tei ‘ea,
where can my mother be? I don’t know.

2. At what time? when?
(see ā‘ea and nā‘ea. NB. ‘Ea is sometimes written joined to the preceding preposition in 1 above, as (usually) in 2 above; see also tē‘ea which? and how?).
[Pn. *fea.]

tē‘ea

tē‘ea,

1. Which one(s).

Ko tē‘ea tāku? Mē ko tē‘ea.
Which is mine? I don’t know which;

I nā tē‘ea mataara koe i te ‘oki‘anga?
Which way did you go back?;

Ko tē‘ea te tika, mē ko tāna, mē ko tā‘au?
Which is the truth, what he says or what you say?

2. = tei ‘ea. Where
(see under ‘ea).

Tē‘ea ‘a Pū‘ara?
Where is Pū‘ara?