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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Joao » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:59 pm

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:05 pm

Now here's a nice " nighty-night " present for you'all .

Talking earlier about those baardskeerder roman spiders , by co-incidence maybe :hmz: , a few minutes ago , I went to my bedroom , and found one of those critters running around there . Here's a pic to have sweet dreams by Matthys :)
Also for those of you who have never seen one of these beauties .
That body , measured from the front tip of his mandibles , to the end of his body , is exactly 70 millimeters long .

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by billyf » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:20 pm

What fun reading this :shock: thread, and now okie posts this pic of his pet - how is anybody supposed to sleep tonight

Woeste goed in wooster !!

btw. - the local pronunciation of Montagu = Montakie
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:15 pm

Could someone please think of a nice word or dorp for tonight's discussion ? :wink:
Something to do with hot chocolate perhaps ?
Would be a much nicer nighty night pressie ! :lol:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Hugh » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:23 pm

How about Paarl Mattyhsie .. nothing to do with choccie though .. us Enlish say Pahl .. .....
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by okie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:34 pm

MATTHYS wrote:Could someone please think of a nice word or dorp for tonight's discussion ? :wink:
Something to do with hot chocolate perhaps ?
Would be a much nicer nighty night pressie ! :lol:


How about : "Mooinooi " .. (Pretty girl ) - thats a place near Rustenburg in North west province . :)
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:46 pm

Ahhh, much better, Okie :wink:

Hugh wrote:How about Paarl Mattyhsie .. nothing to do with choccie though .. us Enlish say Pahl .. .....

:thumbs_up:
"Pa" as in Pam and "ril" - from the Dutch word (parel, I think)for pearl, Elizabeth and that would be a nice pressie !
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by okie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:21 pm

In Afrikaans we say Perel ( for pearl ) , pronounced "Pe-ril " like "bad " or " sad " .

And we also say "ek bly in die Perel " , for " I live in Paarl " , and " die Perel van die Boland " refers to the huge granite rocks that gleam like Pearls in the sun , when wet after rains .
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Hugh » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:36 pm

Now how does one pronounce KTP .. you know the full name .. !!!
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:55 pm

Don't think you say the 'K'.

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Scipio » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:59 pm

BB, just tell them, "Woestyn" its a lot easier. :D

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by okie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:36 pm

You know , IMHO , the modern spelling and pronunciation ( which foreigners just cannot do ) , is just merely the " more politically correct " form of the name :whistle:
Speak to anybody from that region ( and today I even had a business associate from that region in my office - my company has a very close relationship with a large business concern from Upington ) , and you find that they pronounce it as "ki-laarie " , ( not gala-gala-gala :doh: ) .

Just try it - it rolls off the tongue so much easier :)
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Son godin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:51 pm

The closest I can get to a town that smells like sweets is East-London where chocolates are produce for more than 100 years. Easily to pronounce, but what about the rivers and towns in the Eastern Cape. Names that come to mind are:

Bira
Kwelera
Qolora
Quenera
Qumra

Some maps have even change the correct spelling to be similar than the pronunciation, which means

Bira = Begha
Kwelera = Kwelega
Qolora = Qologha
Quenera = Kwinegha
Qumra = Komga

There are two places called Komga and Qumra but they are next to each other and Komga was a change in the actual name Qumra
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by okie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:24 pm

Right songodin , that's because quite often in Xhosa and also sesotho for instance , the "r " is pronounced like the afrikaans (soft) "g". For instance a name like Radebe , it could sound like (g)adebe and sometimes because of this it is even spelt (h)adebe .
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by chirinda » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:45 pm

And in England they called him Lucas Rudderbee. :D


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