indef.,art., but never proceded by a preposition (cf. te), and used essentially for nominal and nominalising predication, where English uses a form of be or have. E motoka tera ake, there is a car coming; E tamaiti maroiroi e te kite a Puka, Puka is an industrious and clever boy; E enua manea taua enua ra, ko Pukapuka, it
the first catch of fish in a new boat.
Make com-mon, insignificant, vulgar.