Week #4: Te Reo Māori & Te Reo Pākehā
Tapu and Noa
Table discussion on this.
People have tapu.
Human waste therefore have tapu.
Medical waste as an example.
Interesting to look at powhiri. Consecration, blessing, removal of tapu.
Sacred, prohibited, restricted, forbidden, protection
Secular, free from restriction, open, clean, whole, ordinary, normal (but be careful with this word – opposite is obviously not abnormal in this context).
Use of karakia to draw a line between your state before you start something, and then after you’ve ended doing something.