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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby okie » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:01 pm

bishop3006 wrote:okie, sorry, but you've got them confused a bit here.
Red hartebeest = rooihartebees (Alcelaphus buselaphus)
Tsessebe = basterhartebees (Damaliscus lunatus)
Lichtenstein's hartebeest = Lichetenstein hartebees (Sigmoceros lichtensteinii)

(Latin names from 2000 version of Smithers - don't know if they've changed again.)

The Lichtenstein also has another interesting Afrikaans name - mofhartebees!



Bishop you are correct , :thumbs_up: my mistake . That is indeed how they are named today .
What is also interesting however , is that the Tsessebe is Damaliscus , wheras both Blesbok and bontebok are also Damaliscus , and I wonder then what the close relationship here , and why not rather also Alcelaphus :hmz:

And also correk for mofhartebees for the Lichtenstein . But mof in afrikaans also means " wooly" like mofkop for woolyhaired or woolhead , for instance " mofskape " . But now comes the really interesting part : mof also means a " cross " or a " crossbreed " .
And that comes back to why way back in the old days , in fact the Lichtenstein was called Basterhartebees .
When it was changed , I do not know :hmz:
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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby okie » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:06 pm

Elzet wrote:]


Mofhartebees = Gay Hartebees.



Elzet , just don't say that to Mof Myburgh :lol: :lol:
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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:06 pm

okie! :big_eyes: Yes, old Mof may not agree with Elzet's translation! :mrgreen:

Tsessebe is very closely related to the blesbok/bontebok yes (which I see have had a name change quite recently! :doh: )
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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby okie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:45 pm

Bishop : :thumbs_up:
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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby Rooies » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:46 pm

What about Poefter Hartebeest=Mof hartebeests
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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby Sprocky » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:49 pm

Nice one Rooies, but not my type! 8) :rtm:

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Re: Afrikaans Animal Names

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:17 pm

Rooies wrote:What about Poefter Hartebeest=Mof hartebeests



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Unread postby gjorgi » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:00 am

So how many....let's say living things only have a name in in one of the official languages of South-Africa. Klipspringer and Boomslang in Afrikaans only comes to mind.

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread postby gjorgi » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:01 am

Hahaha, excluding the official language English of course ;-)

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:40 am

Mmmmm juslike, my first thought was bliksem, but that is not an animal... well not 4 legged one :wink:

What about Gemsbok, Eland, Kudu, Dassie,.... is there an English word for Kaapsteker?
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:57 am

Hi MM,

Meandering Mouse wrote:is there an English word for Kaapsteker?


Did you mean a Skaapsteker???............That would be a Striped Grass Snake.

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:51 am

:thumbs_up:

Ok, what about Mamba? and Rinkhals.

A bird to add is Bokmakerie. Hadeda...Loerie :hmz:

Duiker is another animal. I have also only ever called a Steenbok a Steenbok. There is also Wildebeest and Hartebeest if you can forget the blue and black.
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:57 am

Bontebok, Mooiplaas and Twisappel.
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:00 am

Sorry Gjorgi you have asked for living things so mooiplaas and Twisappel do not count :? :D Another one could be Blesbok.
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