A Grammar of Afrikaans by Bruce C. Donaldson

By Bruce C. Donaldson

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The consonant r [r] Examples: rot [rot] 'rat', raar [ra:r] 'queer*, verder [f^rdar] 'further'. R is trilled in Afrikaans. In various areas of the Cape uvular r, both [R] and [«], occurs and in the north is regarded as a shibboleth of a "Capie" (see footnote 9). g. Hy bry, want hy kom van Malmesbury se wereld α/Ήβ has a uvular r because he comes from the Malmesbury area'. 13. The consonant s [s] Examples: mossie [mosi] 'sparrow', roos [roas] 'rose', sent [sent] 'cent'. 14. The consonant t [t] Examples: beter [beatar] fetter', pot [pot] 'pot', tent [tent] 'tent'.

G. bakleiery 'fighting1, rokery 'smoking', spelery 'playing-around', trekkery 'moving-house'. g. g. 1). 2. g. bedreig 'to threaten', bedreiging 'threat'; erken 'to recognise', erkenning 'recognition'; genees 'to cure', geneesheer 'doctor'; herinner 'to remind', herinnering 'recollection'; ontmoet 'to meet', ontmoeting 'meeting'; verwag 'to expect', verwagtend 'expecting*, verwagting 'expectation'. g. 1). 1). Whether such prefixes are stressed or not is ultimately connected with whether they function as separable or inseparable prefixes.

G. 3. g. dinamika, elektronika, estetika, meganika. 2) laboratorium, katalogus, sillabus. 3) The tendency to apply the Germanic first syllable stress to Romance loanwords of more than two syllables that originally had penultimate or final syllable stress, is not nearly as strong as in English but it does seem to be gaining ground, much to the disgust of purists who insist, for example, on minister where minister is now more commonly heard; likewise with hospitaal, mikroskoop, telefoon, telegram.

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