Afrikaans Pronunciation

John Grimshaw
Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:00:50 PST
>> my biggest problem is the Afrikaans pronunciation.
>> Marek Walnik, (South) Poland

To whom is it not, except Afrikaans-speakers? I speak Dutch with, I'm told, 
a reasonable accent, but if when I'm in South Africa I try to pronounce 
apparently identical Afrikaans words in Dutch, everyone falls about 
laughing. Of course they're now two very different languages, especially 
when spoken, though there are many differences in spelling too.

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