Historical loan words
to be in a state of agitation.
Nā tōna takawairore, ka titoa e ia tēnei apakura (Ng 1993:8). / Because her turmoil, she composed this lament.
Kei te kimi te kuia i tētahi takawairore hei taonga mā tana mokopuna. / The elderly woman is looking for a toy as a gift for her grandchild.
humming disc - disc with two holes through which a string is threaded and used to make the disc spin.
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