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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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Brindled gnu = blouwildebees :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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Stokkiesduiwels or Wandelende Takke – Praying Mantis
Toktokkie – A beetle
Liewenheerbesies – Ladybirds

All three above are Goggas or in English insects.

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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How descriptive Afrikaans can be. Beautiful names for those goggas. Now to find a way to drop them into a conversation. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Afrikaans Animal Names
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Stokkiesduiwels or Wandelende Takke – Praying Mantis


I also heard praying mantis being called bid-sprinkane - almost direct translation. Except that they are not sprinkane (grasshoppers). :D

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Sable = swart wit pens very discriptive

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