Vowel length in New Zealand Māori is phonemic, i.e. vowels are either pronounced short or long. Early writing in Māori did not distinguish vowel length. Some have advocated that the double vowel orthography be used to distinguish vowel length. However, the Māori Language Commission (Te Taura Whiri) advocate a macron be used to designate a long vowel. The use of the macron is now wide spread in modern Māori writings.
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The final row is the letter U/u with macron and diaeresis.