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oropuare Play

1. (noun) vowel.

Mō te taha ki te tuhi ki te reo Māori, ko te tino wawata o te Taura Whiri, kia whakamahia whānuitia te tohutō hei tohu i ngā oropuare e tika ana me tō te whakahua (HM 1/1992:5). / In terms of writing the Māori language, the Māori Language Commission's primary wish is that the macron should be used to indicate the vowels which are pronounced long.
Tōia te oropuare roa, poroa te oropuare poto (HJ 2012:100). / Drag out long vowels, cut short vowels short.

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