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T- Possession

T- class possessives have the following forms depending on whether one or more things are possessed:

One thing: tā/tō + possessor                   
Two or more things: ā/ō + possessor

(Recall the a/o categories above.)

There are also two different forms depending on whether the possessor is a singular pronoun (au, koe, ia) or a plural pronoun (kōrua, mātou, tātou etc).

Singular Pronoun Forms

  Number of things possessed
 
Person One Two or more
English
1st tāku / tōku āku  / ōku
my
2nd tāu / tōu āu / ōu
your
3rd tāna / tōna āna / ōna
his or her
     
Examples of one thing being possessed:

tāku pene (my pen)
tōna waka (his/her car)

Simply remove the 't' from the possessive pronoun if two or more things are possessed:

āku pene
(my pens)
ōna waka (his/her cars)

Plural Pronoun Forms

Number of things possessed
 
One Two or more
English
tā/tō tāua ā/ō tāua
our (2 inclusive)
tā/tō tātou ā/ō tātou
our (3+ inclusive)
tā/tō māua ā/ō māua
our (2 exclusive)
tā/tō mātou ā/ō mātou
our (3+ exclusive)
tā/tō kōrua ā/ō kōrua
your (2)
tā/tō koutou ā/ō koutou
your (3+)
tā/tō rāua ā/ō rāua
they (2)
tā/tō rātou ā/ō rātou
they (3+)

Examples of one thing possessed by more than one person:     
tā tātou karaihe
our (3+ inclusive) class
tō rāua whare
their (2) house   
Simply remove the 't' from the possessive pronoun if two or more things are possessed:
ā tātou karaihe  
our (3+ inclusive) classes
ō rāua whare
their (2) houses

When the possessor is not a pronoun

When the possessor is not a pronoun, simply replace the pronoun in the above examples with the noun phrase:
tā te kuia mokopuna   
the old woman's grandchild

ā te kuia mokopuna
the old woman's grandchildren

tō te tāne waka
the man's car

ō te tāne waka
the man's cars

When the possessor is a proper name

When the possessor is a proper name, place the name directly after tā/tō, ā/ō:
tā Kelly rorohiko
Kelly's computer

ā Kelly rorohiko
Kelly's computers

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