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8 years 10 months ago #472439 by Hawkspur
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terralee;475210 wrote: Welcome Farmer Bro :D...hmmmmm we're nearly neighbours:eek: ...lots of knowledge in here [}:)] it is a great family :D .....can't beat rural living ah[^]

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm what's a macron:confused::confused::confused: ...I was thinking some sort of biscuit[:I]:eek::o[:o)]

Cheers

haha nope not a biscuit: a macron is a diacritic. It is shown as a horizontal line over a vowel in Maori (there should be one over that "a"). It indicates a longer vowel sound.
www.korero.maori.nz/resources/forlearner...s/pronunciation.html

I have always found it amusing that one Government Department that does not follow the convention of the macron is Inland Revenue, where they use the double vowel: Te Tari Taake. Perhaps they don't want it to be read as "Take"[;)] :D

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8 years 10 months ago #472443 by igor
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They don't tarry, Hawkspur, they just take.

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8 years 10 months ago #472452 by terralee
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Oh ....a bit like the french language then:confused: ,,,they have whatsits over some of their vowels ....denotes male and/or female ....or sumfink ...been a few years since I was at school:rolleyes:[;)] so it is a bit blurrred ...off to make some macaroons now:p:p

Cheers[:o)]

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:

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