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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabs View Post
    Quick detour but still with Afrikaans.
    Does anybody know what a 'krokelman' is? I remember my grandmother using that word quite often some 30 years ago but never knew the meaning.
    My suster is 'n taalkundige by US en een van die WAT skrywers en sy vertel my daar bestaan nie so 'n woord nie. Sy reken dis iets wat rondom 'n ander woord of gebeurtenis gevorm is of van die ouma se moontlike Nederlandse agtergrond is.

    Vir wat dit werd is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    My suster is 'n taalkundige by US en een van die WAT skrywers en sy vertel my daar bestaan nie so 'n woord nie. Sy reken dis iets wat rondom 'n ander woord of gebeurtenis gevorm is of van die ouma se moontlike Nederlandse agtergrond is.

    Vir wat dit werd is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
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    But they don't rob Peter to pay Paul, the rob Peter and Paul and pocket the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCMostert View Post
    But they don't rob Peter to pay Paul, the rob Peter and Paul and pocket the money.
    You're 100% correct. But I just wanted to stir a bit.
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    Slightly OT as usual but I just love some of the Namakwa-landers "sayings" and words and variations on existing words.
    Both in English and Afrikaans versions.

    Some of these kind of statements cannot even be meaningfully "translated" without losing something in the process.
    You need to fully understand the culture of the person or group of people using those kind of words.

    Language fascinates me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    Slightly OT as usual but I just love some of the Namakwa-landers "sayings" and words and variations on existing words.
    Both in English and Afrikaans versions.

    Some of these kind of statements cannot even be meaningfully "translated" without losing something in the process.
    You need to fully understand the culture of the person or group of people using those kind of words.

    Language fascinates me.
    And that is where a lot of "misunderstandings" come from.
    Was doing a project in Poland years ago. We boertjies and the Polish guys spoke our "versions" of English. It was interesting how a sentence in English were interpreted differently by the two cultures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabs View Post
    Quick detour but still with Afrikaans.
    Does anybody know what a 'krokelman' is? I remember my grandmother using that word quite often some 30 years ago but never knew the meaning.
    I'snt it an old Dutch word, not taken up in the Afrikaans language? Google translate it from Dutch as "Croc man"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfus View Post
    Het enig iemand die Afrikaanse weergawe/gesegde ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabs View Post
    Quick detour but still with Afrikaans.
    Does anybody know what a 'krokelman' is? I remember my grandmother using that word quite often some 30 years ago but never knew the meaning.
    My oudste seun het kleintyd van sy kronkelman gepraat as hy totterman bedoel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    My suster is 'n taalkundige by US en een van die WAT skrywers en sy vertel my daar bestaan nie so 'n woord nie. Sy reken dis iets wat rondom 'n ander woord of gebeurtenis gevorm is of van die ouma se moontlike Nederlandse agtergrond is.Vir wat dit werd is
    Jy kan nie se daar bestaan nie so 'n woord, as dit is streekstaal wel bestaan nie. Dit mag dalk nie in die HAT opgeneem wees nie, maar dit beteken nie dit bestaan nie!!!!!Daai taalkundiges maak my in elk geval lekker omgekrap. Ons het 'n pragtige Afrikaanse woord 'n "kop aan kop" botsing. Toe besluit die slim manne met die wit jasse en die dik brille, dat dit 'n anglisisme is afgelei van "a head on" collision. Nou skielik word daar op TV en radio gepraat van "'n botsing reg van voor". Ek het eendag na 'n taalkundige geluister wat gal af gegaan het oor sg leenwoorde ens, en terwyl hy praat toe verwys hy na die ongelooflike pragtige afrikaanse uitdrukking van ' "vloek skoot" om te verwys na iets wat per ongeluk gebeur het. Ek het maar net my kop geskud want daai word is DIREK van die Engels 'n "fluke" af geleen!!!!C
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    I was talking about this with a colleague today and he came up with the following saying.
    In England it is called "Being caught between a rock and a hard place" in SA it is "Being caught with your thumb in Bum and mind in neutral"

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    Jy kan nie se daar bestaan nie so 'n woord, as dit is streekstaal wel bestaan nie. Dit mag dalk nie in die HAT opgeneem wees nie, maar dit beteken nie dit bestaan nie!!!!!Daai taalkundiges maak my in elk geval lekker omgekrap. Ons het 'n pragtige Afrikaanse woord 'n "kop aan kop" botsing. Toe besluit die slim manne met die wit jasse en die dik brille, dat dit 'n anglisisme is afgelei van "a head on" collision. Nou skielik word daar op TV en radio gepraat van "'n botsing reg van voor". Ek het eendag na 'n taalkundige geluister wat gal af gegaan het oor sg leenwoorde ens, en terwyl hy praat toe verwys hy na die ongelooflike pragtige afrikaanse uitdrukking van ' "vloek skoot" om te verwys na iets wat per ongeluk gebeur het. Ek het maar net my kop geskud want daai word is DIREK van die Engels 'n "fluke" af geleen!!!!C
    My bedoeling was die woord is nie in die woordeboek nie. As dit onduidelik was
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidT View Post
    I was talking about this with a colleague today and he came up with the following saying.
    In England it is called "Being caught between a rock and a hard place" in SA it is "Being caught with your thumb in Bum and mind in neutral"
    The two sayings mean different things. First refers to being stuck without options whilst the second refers to be caught unawares

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