Maori Morphophonemics.

Asian Linguistics Workbook, Problem 59
H. Schiffman, Seattle 1991.

Forms in column B are `passive past participles' of verbs in column A.

Maori Passive Past Participles
  A.   B.  
1. waru `peel' waruhia `be peeled'
2. amo `carry' amohia `be carried'
3. unu `remove' unuhia `be removed'
4. afi `embrace' afitia `be embraced'
5. piki `climb' pikitia `be climbed'
6. tuutaki `meet' tuutakitia `be met'
7. tui `sew' tuia `be sewn'
8. hoe `paddle' hoea `be paddled'
9. au `bite' aua `be bitten'
10. paa `touch' paania `be touched'
11. tuu `stand' tuunia `be stood'
12. heu `shave' heua `be shaved'
13. poo `darken' poonia `be darkened'
14. epa `throw' epaina `be thrown'
15. kata `laugh' kataina `be laughed about'
16. tua `chop' tuaina `be chopped'
17. tia `steer' tiaina `be steered'
18. paa `throw' paa?a `be thrown'
19. haa `construct' haa?a `be constructed'
20. kaa `curse' kaa?a `be cursed'

1. Propose underlying forms from which forms in A and B may be derived.

2. Propose rules to derive A and B from the underlying form.

Harold Schiffman