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18-07-2021, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
Similar in Germany with Danke and Bitte.
It has its roots in German, Dutch and French which when combined make the language Afrikaans which is my second language

Update: I think you know The Boer War? I believe the Ďsoutiesí got a hiding. Some origins of guerrilla warfare strategy
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18-07-2021, 08:01 PM
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It has its roots in German, Dutch and French which when combined make the language Afrikaans which is my second language
It's mainly Dutch is it not?
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18-07-2021, 08:05 PM
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It's mainly Dutch is it not?
More Belgian Dutch. I can understand their language itís very close Annie
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What's that "clicking" African language?
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18-07-2021, 08:11 PM
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Hi

We English have much to learn from other languages.

We are not very good at them.

I did try last time I was in Holland.

The Dutch are lovely and very funny.
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Thank you for trying, but please do not murder my language.
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The Dutch are very polite.
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True Swimmy. Probably a throwback to our empire days
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What's that "clicking" African language?
Khoi-Khoi and unfortunately, I did not learn any indigenous languages and even though Iím of Indian descent, I canít understand their languages either
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Iím very happy saying youíre welcome, which I have always said and heard, which sounds very appreciative...
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Originally Posted by swimfeeders ->
Hi

We English have much to learn from other languages.

We are not very good at them.

I did try last time I was in Holland.

The Dutch are lovely and very funny.
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