Unless otherwise noted these words do not occur in formal South African English.Jinne man, just put on your tekkies and your costume, don't be dof!
We're going to walk to the beach and then go for a swim, if you want to come with you better hurry up, china.Ag nee, I stepped on a shongololo, I just bought new tekkies the other day! Mel has travelled to 19 African countries and has visited Kenya at least 15...The Glass Recycling Company, South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling, challenged me to a glass recycling challenge for the month of June. Following on from my post on Cape Town in 24 hours , Cheapflights asked me to share what I would do in 48 hours in Cape Town.For those non-South Africans reading this Mzansi refers to South Africa and is derivative from the Xhosa word umzantsi, meaning south.
I chose @Mzansi Girl as my Twitter handle during the 2010 World C... I'm an African travel activist and Joburg evangelist and on a mission to visit all the major festivals in Africa.Note, in most cases of plurals ending in -nde, the "d" falls away in the informal pronunciation and spelling and the "n" is duplicated in sound and re-positioned within the degrees of comparison.For example: Tande (plural of tand; "tooth"), formal = "tande", informal = "tanne".The following lists slang borrowings from the Nguni Bantu languages (which include Zulu and Xhosa).They typically occur in use in South Africa's townships, but some have become increasingly popular amongst white youth.Note when the letter "g" is either the first or last letter of the word or syllable, it is pronounced as an unvoiced velar fricative in the back of the throat.