Transliteration and

the sound-system of te reo

Tomorrow being Christmas Day, it might be appropriate to wish readers “Meri Kirihimete” – and follow this up with some comment.

“Meri Kirihimete” of course, is a transliteration of English words.

Transliterating means endeavouring to replicate the sounds of one language in the sound-system of another – and consideration of this example offers an opportunity for reviewing the basics of the sound-system of te reo.

Link to article: Transliteration and the sound-system of te reo | Stuff.co.nz


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