- NZ clan or tribe: used before the names of certain Māori tribesNgai Tahu
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What makes Ngai's discussion novel is her application of the "cute" to highbrow poetry.
Once you read Ngai's account of it, you'll see "zany" everywhere.
Characteristically, Ngai adduces two very different examples of the zany: Lucille Ball and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Indeed what's most depressing about Ngai's terms is their smallness, their triviality.
For Ngai, the zany is an aesthetic about the withering of sensibility.
The souls of daughters are made out of the choi of their mother, though these share with their brothers the ngai of their father.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
Natta ngai padlo ngaityarniappi; watteyernaurlo tappandi ngaityo parni tatti.