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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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Bush Baptist wrote:
I think ppl just go with the flow as far as names are concerned.

Like mossie for sparrow, and witogie for white-eye.




Hmmmmm... never heard of them being called witogie . The Afrikaans name has always been " glasogie " - meaning Glass eye . :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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A lot of 'Engelse' here call them 'witogies'.

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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And a lot of Engelse are called " rooinekke " :)

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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okie wrote:
And a lot of Engelse are called " rooinekke " :)



We won't say anything about the "souties" or what the full name is :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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okie wrote:
And a lot of Engelse are called " rooinekke " :)



We won't say anything about the "souties" or what the full name is :roll:


:offt: :offt: :hmz: :hmz: They are not Animals :)

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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Maybe PARTY animals :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: GEMSBOK
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Bush Baptist wrote:
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.....in English its a Gnu but everyone refers to it as a wildebeest odd don't you think??


Not everybody. It is a gnu to us. :wink:

My family loves to play on the word.

"No gnus is good gnus' etc...


LOL BB now you really sound like my family oil they love that line its how I came to learn in my life what a gnu actually is LOL :D

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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But do you know what you get when you cross a horse with a gemsbok?






A gemhors! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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Josh of the Bushveld wrote:
But do you know what you get when you cross a horse with a gemsbok?






A gemhors! :D



Ja thats one for the afrikaans people. :lol:

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Josh of the Bushveld wrote:
But do you know what you get when you cross a horse with a gemsbok?






A gemhors! :D


LMAO FUNNY FUNNY POST :D

and an AARDVARK is an EarthPig :)

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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A few Afrikaans animal names that I can think of:

A Bokkie – For example an Impala lamb or a small Duiker or a Springbokkie (buck) but then a buck in South Africa could also mean money (Rands) and bokkie could also mean a kind hearted but adventurous Ouk

Vuurvliegies – Insects

Paddavissies – Tadpoles

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Vuurvliegies are fireflies.
Vuur = fire
Vliegies = flies (little ones).

Does anyone know the modern name for a zebra?

Bar coded horse. :twisted:

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JenB wrote:
Does anyone know the modern name for a zebra?

Bar coded horse. :twisted:


:lol: :lol: :funny:

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:clap: for the zebra code :D

I never knew that a GNU is a Beest :hmz: . Thanks I have learned something 8) .

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