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Tavita Tusitala

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Talofa! (Hello!) Some basic Samoan
« on: October 06, 2008, 11:31:43 PM »
Samoan language is generally pronounced like a romantic language. Here is how to count to ten. We put more words on the linked page.
1. tasi
2. lua
3. tolu
4. fa
5. lima
6 ono
7. fitu
8. valu
9. iva
10. sefulu
See some more basic Samoan at:
http://www.ipacific.com/samoa/speak.html

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Re: Talofa! (Hello!) Some basic Samoan
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 01:04:15 AM »
Talofa lava. So interesting and I can really relate to these numbers. Tasi lua tolu fa lima ono fitu valu iva sefulu. They sound almost Maaori................... Faafetai.

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Re: Talofa! (Hello!) Some basic Samoan
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 01:25:50 PM »
When linguists started looking at Austral Polynesian languages they noticed that Lima = 5 was common to many languages across the Pacific.

 


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