Why macrons matter and how to add them to your devices

If you wonder what Macrons are and why you need to use them in the Māori language, you have come the right place. Here is the explanation by Dr. Rāpata Wiri, who has been teaching the language for over 25 years.

A macron in a line that appears over Māori vowels, such as a, e, i, o, u. Why is it really important? It means that you can lengthen the vowel sound. The other reason is you can change the meaning of the word entirely. Watch the video below to get the full explanation with examples.

How do you install macrons on your computer? Whether you are a Mac or a Windows user, you will be able to find a solution below.

Click play on the videos below to get the full instructions.

If you are keen on using your Reo Ora App on a mobile device, here are the instructions on how to add macrons to your phone.

At Reo Ora, we provide an innovative and effective way of learning the Māori language. With the help of the online platform and “live” online classes, the founder of the programme, Dr. Rāpata Wiri has changed the lives of many. Not only he managed to deliver the creative and interactive aspect of the course to students but he also assisted students with overcoming their shyness to speak the language in front of others. The learners have gained real self-confidence in speaking Te Reo and become more connected with their own communities.

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