|Date:||Friday, June 1, 2001, 15:03|
On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Rik Roots wrote:
> > "Kaffir" is from the Dutch for "insect" or "bug".
> Surely the insult is in the context. "Kaffir" is the SA equivalent of
> "nigger", and both serve the same purpose in their respective culture
> I think that "boer" was used by English speaking South Africans in
> pretty much the same way as "kaffir" was used by Afrikaans speaking
The Praxians use /jum@kun/ as a pejorative for foreigners. It refers to
the unique pronoun construction used when a foreigner addresses a Praxian.