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South African English is lekker ......

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South African English is lekker ......

English is spoken in South Africa, but that doesn't mean you can always understand it Eye-wink

So when you see chatter about boerwors, braai's, biltong and slaaping lekker this link might help my chommies in the Boma understand better Sticking out tongue

South African English

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"smalldog" wrote:
OH! Why not just say Blikskottle = Alf & Barry!
Hahahahahahha Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud That's just about the funnniest I have seen in a long time, what a laugh Laughing out loud

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OH! Why not just say Blikskottle = Alf & Barry!

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DrS, I better correct you because you are wrong Eye-wink Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Why would a person run round the Christmas tree, banging on a tin can :shock: :roll: or is it something you usually do? Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
blikskottel = bliksem refers to a rascal, rogue, a naughty person.

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Gerda, as far as I understood blikskottel is a person what does make noise for nothing.

Like someone drumming a tin can , while running around the Christmas tree.

Very freely translated.

Correct me if I am wrong.

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"cerinthe" wrote:
"DrSnuggles" wrote:
My all time favorite Afrikaans Term is "bliek skottel" . Please correct my spelling, if nessecary.

Greets from Tehran
blikskottel, I like this one too Eye-wink Laughing out loud
what does it mean :roll: ?

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"DrSnuggles" wrote:
My all time favorite Afrikaans Term is "bliek skottel" . Please correct my spelling, if nessecary.

Greets from Tehran
blikskottel, I like this one too Eye-wink Laughing out loud
it works very refreshing, added with another word

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Cool find! Its scary to think that once i spoke like that using those slagn words etc... wierd how moving to another country can alter how you speak!

I have no accent left at all Sad except for the odd word which i am told has a 'twang' to it.

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Thanks, Sparrow. I think I know the long a sound you're trying to describe and it is something like a the word sleep? Or maybe the word Bayou?

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My all time favorite Afrikaans Term is "bliek skottel" . Please correct my spelling, if nessecary.

Greets from Tehran

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"smalldog" wrote:
Is slap pronounced differently from slaap? Are the two aa's together a longer a sound (a as in ache)?
Yes SD, that's right: two aa's together make a longer sound... but... not pronounced like in ache... Laughing out loud

somewhat confusing eh :roll: I'll try to explain:

*one a as in slap is pronounced like the a in art

*two aa's as in slaap sounds like.... eh... as in... eh... :shock: I can't find any English word... Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Cool I'll check with some friends about it... so you'll have to wait a little longer for further explanation if that's okay by you...

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