About Maori Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Maori is the official language in the Cook Islands and New Zealand. The total number of Maori speakers is around 100,000 to 150,000. It has a distinctive nature as compared to other Polynesian languages. Maori contains five vowels and each one of them is either long or short. There are ten consonants in total that include h, k, m, n, ng, p, r, t, and w. You will rarely find any prefixes and suffixes while the nouns, verbs, and tenses are indicated with syntax. Traditionally Maori didn’t have a fixed writing system but it is now written in Latin script. The modern text of Maori features long and short vowels. A lot of older texts are based on long vowels and double letters.
About Norwegian Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Norwegian is a North German language that is the official language in Norway. The dialect continuum of this language is similar to that of Swedish and Danish. It features local as well as regional varieties that are easy to distinguish. The native speakers are 5.32 million. This language is written in many standard forms but Nynorsk is the official one. Norwegian belongs to Indo-European and German language families. The retroflex consonants feature only in the Eastern dialect. Even the dialect of Northwestern Norwegian is quite similar to Spanish. The native speakers have a pitch accent that has two distinctive patterns just like Swedish. All the two-syllable words have identical pronunciations. As Norwegian doesn’t have accent marks it is pronounced with a simple tone.