Login  
 
 
Go Back   Chamber of Secrets > Diagon Alley > The Language Lab

Afrikaans



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old February 26th, 2008, 7:11 pm
Adventurer  Female.gif Adventurer is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4923 days
Location: London
Age: 29
Posts: 33
Afrikaans

Hi there, I was just wondering if there are any other Afrikaans speaking members?

Hoop hier is nog mense hier!! Ek moet meer begin afrikaans lees en skryf!

Lekker dag


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old February 27th, 2008, 6:24 am
gipro2003's Avatar
gipro2003  Female.gif gipro2003 is offline
do you want fries with that?
 
Joined: 4057 days
Location: In Chole's Lounge Room Tent
Age: 28
Posts: 830
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

I'm going to venture that Afrikaans is somewhat similar to German? I can kind of make out what you are saying.


__________________



The Next Mesut Özil

(Although we must ignore the jersey)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 27th, 2008, 7:10 am
Pox Voldius's Avatar
Pox Voldius  Undisclosed.gif Pox Voldius is offline
The Dark Lord's Faithful Servant
 
Joined: 5304 days
Location: East of Omaha
Age: 35
Posts: 2,125
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gipro2003 View Post
I'm going to venture that Afrikaans is somewhat similar to German? I can kind of make out what you are saying.
I believe it was originally derived from Dutch.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 27th, 2008, 7:24 am
gipro2003's Avatar
gipro2003  Female.gif gipro2003 is offline
do you want fries with that?
 
Joined: 4057 days
Location: In Chole's Lounge Room Tent
Age: 28
Posts: 830
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pox Voldius View Post
I believe it was originally derived from Dutch.

Thanks. I just looked it up on Wikipedia. You were right, Dutch and Afrikaans are said to be "mutually intelligible." And they are both related to West Germanic languages such as German and English so I guess it makes sense that I can somewaht make it out.


__________________



The Next Mesut Özil

(Although we must ignore the jersey)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 27th, 2008, 9:27 am
Lein  Female.gif Lein is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4017 days
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 38
Posts: 15
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

It does look a lot like Dutch. I'm Dutch, and I can read and understand Afrikaans. But I don't think I can speak it. I don't mean it as an offense, but it sounds very funny to us... but we can understand most of it.


__________________

"Now, let it be war upon you both!"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 27th, 2008, 2:47 pm
Moriath's Avatar
Moriath  Female.gif Moriath is offline
MODLY CREW
 
Joined: 4973 days
Location: Neverwhere
Posts: 7,037
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

I can speak a few sentences but I wouldn't dare write them down. I would love to learn Afrikaans and Dutch but, alas, it's not that easy to do so without spending lots of money. Our uni classes are reserved for Bachelor students now.


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 27th, 2008, 3:33 pm
Tenshi's Avatar
Tenshi  Undisclosed.gif Tenshi is offline
She Who Walks Behind
 
Joined: 5038 days
Posts: 6,298
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Finally a thread. Would love to learn it, as I want to go to Namibia one day.

As it's similar to Dutch I can read it and understand quite a bit.


__________________


The End of the Dream.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 27th, 2008, 4:10 pm
Hes's Avatar
Hes  Female.gif Hes is offline
Embroidered by imaginatio
 
Joined: 5113 days
Location: One second out of sync
Age: 37
Posts: 5,979
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

I can understand it and probably would be able to speak it easily since I am Dutch.

I agree with Lein that to Dutch people it looks funny. Probably because the word order is somewhat different at times and some words might feel oldfashioned to us.


__________________


"I'm a leaf on the wind...watch how I soar."

"Chickens come home to roost."

"It's okay...I-I'm a leaf on the wind."


Loveliest Care Bear. Expert Sig Changer
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 28th, 2008, 12:42 pm
Adventurer  Female.gif Adventurer is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4923 days
Location: London
Age: 29
Posts: 33
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Really? It's the other way around for us. Dutch looks funny and old fashioned to us. I can read and understand Dutch but I wouldn't try to speak it.

If anyone has any questions about Afrikaans just ask, I'd be happy to help!


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 28th, 2008, 12:47 pm
Tenshi's Avatar
Tenshi  Undisclosed.gif Tenshi is offline
She Who Walks Behind
 
Joined: 5038 days
Posts: 6,298
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventurer View Post
If anyone has any questions about Afrikaans just ask, I'd be happy to help!
First is it even that spread and used?

Then could you write down the usual phrases like "My name is", "How are you?", "I don't speak Afrikaans", "Where is...?" etc.


__________________


The End of the Dream.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old February 28th, 2008, 12:58 pm
Adventurer  Female.gif Adventurer is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4923 days
Location: London
Age: 29
Posts: 33
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenshi View Post
First is it even that spread and used?

Then could you write down the usual phrases like "My name is", "How are you?", "I don't speak Afrikaans", "Where is...?" etc.
Yeah, Afrikaans is my First language. I only learned English when I was about 11 or 12. It's a compulsary language in South Africa and I assume Namibia as well (but I'm not sure).

My name is: My naam is

How are you?: Hoe gaan dit met jou?

I don't speak Afrikaans: Ek praat nie Afrikaans nie

Where is...?: Waar is...?


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 28th, 2008, 2:22 pm
Lein  Female.gif Lein is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4017 days
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 38
Posts: 15
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventurer View Post
Really? It's the other way around for us. Dutch looks funny and old fashioned to us. I can read and understand Dutch but I wouldn't try to speak it.

If anyone has any questions about Afrikaans just ask, I'd be happy to help!
Nice (well, nog exactly the right word, I mean leuk) that it works both ways. What is also very funny to us are the words you're using, like hijsbakkie (in Dutch: Lift). They are very illustrative. Sometimes it's a game to find words that could be used in Afrikaans...


__________________

"Now, let it be war upon you both!"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 28th, 2008, 2:29 pm
Adventurer  Female.gif Adventurer is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 4923 days
Location: London
Age: 29
Posts: 33
Re: Anyone speak Afrikaans?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lein View Post
Nice (well, nog exactly the right word, I mean leuk) that it works both ways. What is also very funny to us are the words you're using, like hijsbakkie (in Dutch: Lift). They are very illustrative. Sometimes it's a game to find words that could be used in Afrikaans...
We use Lift as well when we're just casually talking, but the official word is Huisbak.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old September 24th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Dobbinator  Female.gif Dobbinator is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 2308 days
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1
Re: Afrikaans

Ek kan Afrikaans praat! Ek wonder...is Adventurer nog steeds hier?

It's not compulsory in all schools - in most schools it's supposed to be compulsory to learn an African language up to a certain point. I chose to take Afrikaans to the end of school because my parents and sister can speak it and so could help me with my homework more than if I'd taken Zulu, which they can't speak. It was a tough choice and I think in the long run it would've benefited me more to take Zulu but in the meantime it's very good that I took Afrikaans - at first I thought it was a dying language but then last year I moved to the capital of South Africa and it's all anyone speaks here! Very grateful now that I took it, otherwise I wouldn't understand anything!


Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back  Chamber of Secrets > Diagon Alley > The Language Lab

Bookmarks

Tags
afrikaans


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 3:07 am.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Original content is Copyright © MMII - MMVIII, CoSForums.com. All Rights Reserved.
Other content (posts, images, etc) is Copyright © its respective owners.