Difference between revisions of "Afrikaans"

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'''Afrikaans''' is the language of the Afrikaners (and Cape Coloureds) of [[South Africa]], who form about 56% of that country's white population. It is derived from the South-Hollandic dialect of [[Dutch language|Dutch]], brought to southern Africa in the 17th century. It double negative structure acquired from [[French language|French]], (the double negative was absent in both German and modern Dutch, but present in Middle Dutch).
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It has also borrowed words from Malay.
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== Orthography ==
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In 1925, when Afrikaans replaced Dutch as one of the official languages of South Africa, a spelling system drafted by Roeland Anthonie Kollewijn was immediately adopted .  ''De spelling Kollewijn'' did not get government approval in the [[Netherlands]], but many of his recommendations were implemented in later spelling reforms.  
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.dr-fnlee.org/docs3/ca/ca.pdf]- The Christian Afrikaners. A lecture by Dr.Lee (a Professor of Calvinism)
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*[http://s2.ned.univie.ac.at/Publicaties/taalgeschiedenis/en/negation.htm] Negation in Middle Dutch (Universität Wien)
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[[category:Germanic languages]]
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Revision as of 07:56, 24 January 2010

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