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Afrikaans

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Afrikaans

  1. 1. Hierdie is die brandan skahill afrikaans powerpoint van koel! This is the Brandan Skahill Afrikaans PowerPoint of cool!
  2. 2. Inleiding (Introduction) <ul><li>Afrikaans is a lot like Dutch. It has many words from Dutch, and it’s grammar is a lot like Dutch too. But it is the language of the African people. People who speak it are usually called “Afrikaners”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essensieel vraag (Essential Question) <ul><li>What are the origins of Afrikaans? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wat Ek alreeds het geweet (What I Already Knew) <ul><li>I pretty much knew nothing about Afrikaans when I decided to research it. I knew it was mainly spoken in Africa and was similar to Dutch and German. But I didn’t know anything else. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Die afrikaans taal (The Afrikaans Language) <ul><li>The Afrikaan language is a language similar to Dutch, German, and other European languages. It was formed when the Dutch settled in Cape Town, on the south coast of Africa. They, of course, spoke Dutch. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Meer oorsprong (More Origins) <ul><li>As slaves, sailors, and travelers passed through Cape Town, they added their languages to Dutch. Eventually, after many years of mingling and mixing, Afrikaans was born. </li></ul><ul><li>This language was used as the main language of South Africa, and eventually all of Africa. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sommige afrikaans woorde (Some Afrikaans words) <ul><li>Ek is—I am </li></ul><ul><li>Ons is—we are </li></ul><ul><li>Hulle is—they are </li></ul><ul><li>Julle is—you are (plural) </li></ul><ul><li>Ja—yes </li></ul><ul><li>Nee—no </li></ul><ul><li>Wat is jou naam?—what is you name? </li></ul><ul><li>Dag—day </li></ul><ul><li>Nag—night </li></ul><ul><li>Goeiemore—good morning </li></ul><ul><li>Goeiemiddag—good afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>Skool—school </li></ul><ul><li>Potlood—pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Huis—house </li></ul><ul><li>Aarde—earth </li></ul><ul><li>Lewe—life </li></ul><ul><li>Skoorsteen—chimney </li></ul><ul><li>Broek—pants </li></ul><ul><li>Is jy ‘n oulike persoon—are you a nice person? </li></ul><ul><li>Basketbal—baseball (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Gelukkig wok—Happy Wok! (this is for Mike Watkins) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sommige lukraak feite (Some random facts) <ul><li>It is spoken mainly in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>It originated about 200 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>The Hottentots, original Koi inhabitants, as well as the Xhoso and Zulu tribes also contributed to the language </li></ul><ul><li>From this, three dialects emerged: Cape Afrikaans, Orange River Afrikaans, and Eastern Border Afrikaans </li></ul>
  9. 9. ‘ n interessant grammatika ding (An Interesting Grammar Thing) <ul><li>Afrikaans has only one definite article (die) (for when you know exactly what you’re talking about) and one indefinite article (‘n) (For when you’re talking about things like “it” and “her”) for all nouns, masculine or feminine, singular or plural. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, Afrikaans has nine different tenses, including past, present, future, future perfect tense (uses “will have”), pluperfect (uses “had”), present perfect tense (uses “have” and “has”), and other things like “present-in-the-past”. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Meer lukraak feite (More Interesting Facts) <ul><li>Afrikaaners also exist in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Germany, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The UK, The USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. </li></ul>
  11. 11. My doel (My Purpose) <ul><li>I chose to research Afrikaans because I thought it would be interesting and cool to learn a lesser-known language, unlike Spanish, German, or French. </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to learn more about the language, when I heard so little about it. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dankie ver sittend deur my aanbieding (Thank You For Sitting Through My Presentation) <ul><li>Yay! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Citations <ul><li>(1) </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaans </li></ul><ul><li>(2) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.omniglot.com/writing/afrikaans.htm </li></ul><ul><li>(3) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.strauss.za.com/afr/afrikaans.html </li></ul><ul><li>(4) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.essortment.com/all/historyafrikaan_rqrs.htm </li></ul><ul><li>(5) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stars21.com/translator/english_to_afrikaans.html (Translator) </li></ul>

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