tāmatamata

tāmatamata, (-‘ia), grad., fq. tāmata.

1. Start, begin.

Kua tāmatamata te ua, ‘aere kā ‘oki tāua.
It is coming on to rain, let’s go back.

2. Try, test.

E tā‘inu nā mua mē ka ‘inangaro koe kia tāmatamata‘ia tēia au pātikara i te ‘aka‘oro.
Oil those cycles if you want to have a ride to try them out;

‘E tāmatamata ‘ua‘anga nāku.
I‘m just testing it, trying it out.

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