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kāore anō ... kia Play

1. (negative) has not yet, have not yet - the usual negative for affirmative sentences that begin with kua. While anō is usually present it is sometimes omitted. Kia may be replaced by i. There is usually a change in word order from the affirmative sentence, although this is not essential.

Kāore anō te wai kia hū. / The water hasn't boiled yet.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 56;)

See also kia


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