Lectures finished a little early today so Yvette and I decided to visit the Voortrekker Monument. What an incredibly moving experience! The murals on and sculptures and needle work art pieces tell the stories of an incredible nation of people, the Afrikaaners. I feel very privileged to share this magnificent country with these industrious, persevering and smart people. I felt deeply moved by the sacrifice and hardships that this pioneering group of people endured with the ultimate goal being the freedom to choose how they want to be in the world. Definitely worth a visit to gain real appreciation for the Afrikaaners of South Africa. #southafrica #afrikaansetaalmonument #heritage #rainbownation

Het jy geweet? 🤔💭💡 #AfrikaanseTaalmonument (English & isiXhosa below)
Afrikaans is ʼn unieke taal in die opsig dat dit in Afrika ontstaan het, maar die taalwortels versprei lê oor drie kontinente, naamlik Europa, Asië en Afrika.
Die Nederlanders praat verskillende dialekte. Dít asook ander Europese immigrante, veral Duitsers, beïnvloed saam die skepping van ʼn plaaslik gesproke variëteit, genaamd 17de-eeuse Nederlands.
Afrikaans is a unique language in the sense that it originated in Africa, but its linguistic roots are spread across three continents, namely Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Dutch people speak different dialects. This as well as the linguistic influences of other European immigrants, especially Germans, leads to the creation of a locally spoken variety, called 17th century Dutch.
Isi-Afrikaans lulwimi olulodwa ngengqiqo yokuba lwasungulwa e-Afrika, kodwa iingcambu zinabele kumazwekazi amathathu, iYurophu, i-Asia ne-Afrika.
AmaDatshi athetha iziyelelane ezahlukeneyo. Oku kunye nefuthe lolwimi lezinye iindwendwe zaseYurophu ingakumbi amaJamani, kwakhokelela kumxube wolwimi oluthethwa ekuhlaleni, olwalubizwa ngokuba sisiDatshi senkulungwane ye-17.

Ons taal en ons kultuur... Die Taal monument. So n pragtige stuk kuns wat ons taal uit beeld. #afrikaans #afrikaansetaal #afrikaansetaalmonument #taalmonument #paarl

“When people say, 'You have Alzheimer's,' you have no idea what Alzheimer's is. You know it's not good. You know there's no light at the end of the tunnel. That's the only way you can go. But you really don't know anything about it. And you don't know what to expect.” - Nancy Reagan
#alzheimersawareness #alzheimers #alzheimerssa #hope #architecture #lightinthetunnel #afrikaansetaalmonument #paarl #westerncapeprovince #southafrica #canon650d

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Die drie, korter suile simboliseer die kleinerwordende invloed van Europese tale op Afrikaans.
The three, shorter columns symbolise the diminishing influence of European languages on Afrikaans.
Imiqolo emithathu emifutshane imela ukuncipha kwefuthe ezinalo iilwimi zaseYurophu kwisi-Afrikaans.

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