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farside1

  1 month ago

Lorde's songs in Maori are 'cultural appropriation'/ everyone should learn Te Reo?

which is it? is everyone in NZ supposed to speak Maori, but you can't do anything with it? Lorde produced songs beautifully translated BY a Maori translator who says Lorde's work is real and genuine and sees no problem with her singing in Te Reo. However others have gone on line about cultural appropriation. Does this mean we're all supposed to speak the language but NEVER EVER use it in any way that makes money/ is a public attraction? How practical do you think this is? Do you have to show a genealogy saying in your line you have a Maori person before you can sing a Maori song? Under what circumstances? Under what law is that going to be policed? Okay, keeping it polite, what do you think about this? How happy would you be if you were abused/threatened for singing something in Maori? Should you have to have an announcement at the start of anything even alluding to Maori, that you have a provable Maori ancestor?
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skygirlskywalker3

  1 month ago
I rather have gibberish forced lol Reply
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farside1

  1 month ago
If our entire population learned Maori, we'd still only have 5 million speakers and it would be of use only in New Zealand. If you don't want to learn Maori learn Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, French... all of which have ten to a hundred times the speakers and which here, have a better chance of ensuring you a job. Reply
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shane8803

  1 month ago
The Maori language is only useful in NZ, so it is a very local language, and I fully hear that our culture and language is part of New Zealand history and should be taught as such, but lets speak of tribal slavery and the bad parts of the Maori history as well, as this part of NZ history is often glossed over by both White and Maori alike. Yes, keep the language, but learning another language like French would be more practical. Reply
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