Afrikaans Pronunciation

Harold Koopowitz
Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:17:57 PST
The problem is that Afrikaans was derived from Netherlands  but over 
the centuries Dutch evolved and changed the sound of its vowels while 
Afrikaans kept the old way of pronunciation. Today Afrikaans is more 
similar to modern Flemish which also retained the old vowel sounds.

At 07:24 AM 11/26/2011, you wrote:
>This is really scurrilous, but I was told by a Dutch friend who emigrated
>to South Africa that the local language was like a cross between that spoken
>by  a docker and a kindergarten child.
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