Listen to the first part of a whakapapa outlining the origins of the universe. It can be translated as:
From the conception the increase,
From the increase the thought,
From the thought the remembrance,
From the remembrance the consciousness,
From the consciousness the desire,
The word became fruitful.
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Source: Johannes C. Andersen, Maori Life in Ao-tea. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1907
Sound file from Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand