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South African English
Introducction
Origins of Language
Some words
Changes in pronunciation
Afrikáans sentences
Introducction
English has been spoken in South Africa for over 200 years.

The language has influenced by indigenous languages.
Origins of Language
Before 1652, the populations xhosa y zulú arrived to South Africa.
In 1652 Dutch East India Company arrived to south africa with slaves from Indonesia, Madagascar, and India.
EIC established a refreshment station at the Cape of Good Hope, at what would become Cape Town
In 1795 Great Britain took over the Cape of Good Hope area.
In 1803 The British returned Cape Town to the Dutch .
Changes in pronunciation
There is some social and regional variation within South African English classified into three groupings:

Cultivated
General
Broad
South African English is non-rhotic and features the trap–bath split.
Representative words
Got is in South African English, but in American English
South Africa sounds more like South Efrica
/æ/ --> [ ]
There is very little lip rounding to pronounce / / as in foot
The unstressed vowel at the end of words like "letter" is realised as [ ] in all varieties.
(open "some differences")
Open (example of south african english accent)
(Open Got)
(Open letter)
Afrikáans Sentences
Hallo! Hoe gaan dit? (hello how are you?) [alu u xan dt]

Baie goed, dankie. (fine thank you) [baj xut danki]

Praat jy Afrikaans? (do you speak afrikáans?) [prɑt ji afrikɑns]

Ja. (yes) [jɑ]

Nee. (no) [neˑə].

Wat is jou naam? (What is your name?) [vat əs jəu nɑˑm]

(open Charlize)
(Open video1)
Some words
Afrikaans

blooming

boer

check you

china

rooinek

Conclusions
Several South African words have entered world english.
South African English was influenced from many languages.
The languages represents the South African culture.
Thank you

sarmie

shot

to die for

vuvuzela

dorp

ola


just now

ja

la dumma

woes

robot

rock- up

pasop
Felipe Huertas
Catalina Herrera
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