Showing posts with label Afrikaans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Afrikaans. Show all posts

17 January 2014

The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) : Afrikaans




Family: Indo-European "IE" / Genus: Germanic "Gmc"

The World-Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors.

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Language Afrikaans

(from WALS)

30 November 2011

A VERY BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE AFRIKAANS LANGUAGE

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG


From
World Language Resources
(websource)
Language Information
Afrikaans is one of eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa. It is spoken by over 6 million people—the 3 million white Afrikaaners, plus about 11 million other people speak it as a second language.

31 August 2011

AFRIKAANS : GENERAL INTRODUCTION


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Afrikaans

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Number of Speakers: 6,200,000

Key Dialects: Cape Afrikaans, Orange River Afrikaans (or Northwestern Afrikaans), East Cape Afrikaans (or Southwestern Afrikaans)

Geographical Center: South Africa

GENERAL INTRODUCTIONOf the approximately six million speakers of Afrikaans, 4,000,000 speakers use Afrikaans as a second or third language. Afrikaans developed as a variant of the Dutch spoken by the colonists who arrived in the Cape in 1652, with some lexical and syntactic borrowings from Malay, Bantu languages, Khoisan languages, Portuguese, and other European languages.

03 May 2011

Netherlandic series: Post VIII Afrikaans & Standard-Dutch

Differences between Afrikaans and Dutch

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Dutch and Afrikaans
Afrikaans is a daughter language of Dutch and —contrary to Belgian Dutch and Surinamese Dutch— a

12 April 2011

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(websource Wikipedia)


Dutch (nederlands or hollands in dutch) is a West Germanic language spoken natively by majorities in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname, the three member states of the Dutch Language Union. Spoken in the European Union as a first language by about 23 million and as a second language by another 5 million, it also holds official status in the Caribbean island nations of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint-Maarten.

Historical minorities remain in parts of France and Germany, and to a lesser extent, in Indonesia, while up to 600,000 native Dutch-speakers may live in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

The Cape Dutch dialects of Southern Africa have been standardised into Afrikaans, a mutually intelligible daughter language of Dutch which today is spoken to some degree by an estimated total of 15 to 23 million people in South Africa and Namibia.

22 March 2011

Why isn't this reported in the mainstream media?

  • Location Pretoria
  • Date Dec 23 2010
  • Time 01:55
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  • Incident Incident
  • Nearby Incident Nearby Incident
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Incident Report Description

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