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loc.part. Here and/or now, near or concerning this place/time, of current concern.

    1. In nominal phrases. Ko teia nei te puka taau i apai ei? Is this one here the book which you took?; I teia ua nei i aere atu ei. He has just this very minute left; Ka aere koe a teia nei? Are you going right now?; Na taku tamaiti nei i akakite mai. It was my son here that told me. (N.B. Teia nei is frequently written as one word: teianei au mate ravarai, all these present tribulations (Rom. 8.18).)
    2. In verbal phrases, esp. in the constructions te (verb) nei and e (verb) nei, usually translatable by the English present con-tinuative. Te kata nei ratou. They are laughing; Kare au e tanu nei i te pia. Im not planting any arrowroot; Te apai nei au i teia pia ei aao i te ika maro. Im taking these boxes to pack the dried fish in; Kua kimi io nei maua ia koe. We

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