A Grammar of Afrikaans by Bruce C. Donaldson

By Bruce C. Donaldson

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Whether this is the result of English influence or the result of internal mechanisms, has been the topic of some debate; there is considerable evidence to suggest the latter but the former may have been a contributing factor in some cases (see Ponelis 1986 for a detailed analysis of the intricacies of unchecked e and o in unstressed position). 5; thus pomelo 'grapefruit' can be pronounced either [po'mealu] or [pu'mealu], the latter being more common. 5. 8). g. Christo [kristoeu], kilo [kiloeu], video [vidioeu].

3. g. dieselle < dieselfde 'the 30 Compare the same development in colloquial English blerry < bloody (Afrikaans blerrielbleddie). 26 Pronunciation same', kailers < kalwers 'calves' and wills. < wilde 'wild' (inflected). Note the reverse in sukke < sulke 'such'. 4. g. deurie < deur die, innie < in die, oppie < op die, mettie/meddie < met die, vorie < voor die. Also allie pad < al die pad, Vannermerwe < Van der Merwe. Daardie 'that' and hierdie 'this' are commonly pronounced darie and hierie, but the former is also often shortened by assimilation to daai.

In a word like diamantslypery, where the simplex diamant is stressed on the second syllable, diamant can be said to bear a secondary stress. g. bakkery 'baking', skildery 'painting'. g. bakleiery 'fighting1, rokery 'smoking', spelery 'playing-around', trekkery 'moving-house'. g. g. 1). 2. g. bedreig 'to threaten', bedreiging 'threat'; erken 'to recognise', erkenning 'recognition'; genees 'to cure', geneesheer 'doctor'; herinner 'to remind', herinnering 'recollection'; ontmoet 'to meet', ontmoeting 'meeting'; verwag 'to expect', verwagtend 'expecting*, verwagting 'expectation'.

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