- Jan 28, 2005
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Thanks. No I, strangely, have never even thought to look for a Platt version of Wikipedia. I grew up hearing bits it (my mother cursing under her breath to a large degree) but never really was all that interested until the last few years. I'd love to be fluent but unfortunately unless I move the family back there, I don't think I ever will be.orthonorm said:You might enjoy this, although you probably already know about it:jmbejdl said:No - makes perfect sense to me too (I hope). He's saying he's not a farmer. I'm not at all fluent, but I'm familiar with Plattdeutsch (it was my grandfather's only language until secondary school) and it seems to help me understand a fair bit of both Dutch and Afrikaans - though the spellings are odd. There's no standard orthography for Platt but what would be Bauer in Hochdeutsch is more like Bur in Platt, which sounds very similar to Boer. (When I say Plattdeutsch I'm referring to the dialect spoken in the region close to Bremen - other dialects are available)Cyrillic said:HAHAHA! ;Dvamrat said:Nee, ek is 'n Amerikaanse. Ek leer Afrikaans.Cyrillic said:Jazeker. Het lijkt ook heel erg op Nederlands. Ben je een Boer?vamrat said:
Funny story which I will give in English because it is relevant and you speak English better than I do Dutch or Afrikaans . My friend and I had a South African bus driver once so my friend asked if he was a Boer. He said, "No. I'm a truck driver." :laugh:
That joke only the Dutch or the Boeren would understand
Maar waarom leer je eigenlijk Afrikaans?