Re: Newest natlang?
|From:||René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 29, 2008, 5:47|
2008/9/29 Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...>:
> > > "Afrikaans was considered a Dutch dialect until the late
> > > 19th century, when it began to be recognised as a distinct language…"
> Can native Dutch and Afrikaans speakers still understand each other without an interpreter?
For me personally, it depends on the dialect; it takes only a little
effort to understand a singer like Laurika Rauch or some television
programmes, but other singers or dialogues on youtube are
Sometimes a little bit of training to recognize unrounded vowels as
their rounded counterparts (most notably /i/ as /y/) helps
The written language is even easier to understand than the spoken language.