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  History of Afrikaans
The Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument is situated in Paarl.
The Language Route centres on Dal Josaphat where a number of farms and buildings are to be found in which many of the events relating to the struggle for recognition of the language and the First Afrikaans Language Movement took place.
The Afrikaans Language Monument was erected in 1975 to honour the Afrikaans Language.
www.places.co.za /html/afrikaans.html   (436 words)

Afrikaans is the language that links Western Europe and Africa; it draws its strength from these two sources; it forms a bridge between the enlightened west and magical Africa.
In its facility of expression of the concrete and physical, Afrikaans may be equated with the Bantu languages; and its expression of the abstract, there is a kinship with the flexibility and aptness of the English language.
To preserve this monument as a timeless structure for future generations, it was constructed from the granite of it’s environment, and from concrete, hammered in an effort to imitate the texture of the neighbouring rocks.
www.museums.org.za /TaalMon/English.htm   (1193 words)

Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia with smaller numbers of speakers in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Afrikaans was considered a Dutch dialect until the late 19th century, when it began to be recognised as a distinct language, and it gained equal status with Dutch and English as an official language in South Africa in 1925.
Afrikaans is linguistically closely related to 17th and 18th century Dutch dialects spoken in North and South Holland and, by extension, to modern Dutch.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Afrikaans   (2248 words)

 Sorting It All Out : I bless the rains down in Afrika[ans]
Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa and is spoken mainly in the western one-third of the country, especially the Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces.
Afrikaans became a literary language about a century ago after it had been a spoken language only, and it replaced Standard Dutch (which had been the written language until then) officially in 1925.
Afrikaans is principally derived from the same 16th-century Dutch dialect that led to modern Dutch and is closely related to that language.
blogs.msdn.com /michkap/archive/2006/07/25/678265.aspx   (1341 words)

 Afrikaans Language Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Obelisks of the Language Monument in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
The Afrikaans Language Monument (Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Taalmonument) is located on a hill overlooking Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
En wat daar groots aan hulle vereniging kan ontspruit – dit is miskien wat vir Afrikaans voorlê om te ontdek.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afrikaans_Language_Monument   (525 words)

 Afrikaans Language - The Origin and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
A second phase of the Afrikaans language movement began after the Anglo-Boer War, partly as a response to the attempts of Sir Alfred Milner to anglicise the white Afrikaans-speakers of the Transvaal.
An Afrikaans translation of the Bible was published early in the 1930s; the language was strongly encouraged in white schools; and bodies such as the Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge (Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Organisations) and the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuurvereniging (Afrikaans Language and Cultural Organisation) were established.
A large Taalmonument (language monument) was erected in Paarl in 1976, the year in which the Soweto uprising was sparked by the insistence of the authorities that Africans be taught in high school through the medium of Afrikaans.
about-south-africa.com /html/afrikaans.html   (648 words)

 Origin of the Afrikaans Language Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Company's intent was to promote the Afrikaans Language - which at that time already was the spoken language of thousands of people - to a written language, to have it become acceptable as a reading language, and recognized as the official language of the country.
This activity is known as the Afrikaans Language advancement effort, and the G.R.A. was the organisation which gave form and content to the first phase of this effort.
It was to celebrate the anniversary of the Afrikaans Language advancement effort that the Afrikaans Language Monument Committee established a memorial for the Afrikaans language on Paarl mountain.
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 Area / Paarl
Paarl boasts a unique attraction in the fact that the foundations for the Afrikaans language were laid here.
The Afrikaans Language Monument on the slopes of Paarl Mountain and the Afrikaans Language Museum are a living memorial to this achievement.
Monuments such as the Afrikaans Language Monument and the many outstanding museums provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.
www.pamgolding.co.za /areas/paarl/paarl.asp   (521 words)

 Sam’s View » Can one be “singlingual” as opposed to bilingual?
Afrikaans is also widely spoken in Namibia and the many South Africans living and working in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are also Afrikaans speakers.
Afrikaans has its origins in the early Dutch settlers and the slave workforce brought to the Cape region (South Western area of the country) by the Dutch East India Company between 1652 and 1705.
Although Afrikaans has diverged from Dutch over the past three centuries, it still shares 85 per cent of its vocabulary with the language, and Afrikaans speakers are able to learn Dutch within a comparatively short amount of time.
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 Afrikaans - Exeter German Dialects Linklist
The FAK is an organisation that seeks to promote Afrikaans culture and language on a national and a provincial level.
Afrikaans began in the 17th century as a language variety then referred to as “Cape Dutch”.
Garib Afrikaans (Gariep-Afrikaans) or Orange River Afrikaans, also known as Griqua Afrikaans (Griekwa-Afrikaans), is predominantly used in the Orange (Garib) River region (Oranjerivier-gebied) in the Northern Cape (Noord-Kaap).
www.ex.ac.uk /~pjoyce/dialects/afrikaans.html   (1287 words)

 Cape Winelands - - Just The Ticket
The Afrikaans Language Museum pays tribute to a unique language that is only 300 years old, created from the melting pot of nationalities and languages in the Cape.
The struggle to gain recognition of Afrikaans as an official language was carried out from Paarl, and the museum commemorates the people that played an important role in the process, as well as exploring the language in its diversity and learning about the people who speak it today.
The contribution to Afrikaans from the Western world, as well as from Africa, are represented by the three linked columns and three rounded shapes respectively, while the 187-foot (57m) pillar symbolises the growth of the language.
www.justtheticket.co.uk /destination.asp?article=capewinelands   (1272 words)

 After Apartheid: The Destiny of Afrikaners and Their Language
Afrikaans culture and language remained dominant thanks to government control of virtually every aspect of life.
Afrikaans was to lose its privileged, protected position, and so were the Afrikaners.
For a people who erected a monument to their language, such a loss is significant.
www.worldandi.com /public/1994/may/cl1.cfm   (3114 words)

 Welcome to South Africa
The Afrikaans Language Monument designed by Hennie Potgieter and erected during the 1975 language centenary festival.
A small Voortrekker monument is erected on Elandsfontein, General De la Rey's farm, in commemoration of the late Boer leader.
A historical cattle dip on the farm Elandsputte, 20 km north of Lichtenburg was declare a national monument.
www.southafrica.net /index.cfm?SitePageID=72&PlaceID=553   (956 words)

 business.iafrica.com | business news Rupert snubs mag over Afrikaans slur
The magazine, Wallpaper, recently described Afrikaans as "one of the ugliest languages in the world" and Rupert withdrew Richemont advertisements from the magazine — which focuses on décor matters.
Rupert, who is chairperson of the luxury products group Richemont, was reported in the Afrikaans weekly newspaper, Rapport, on Sunday saying he "could not believe his eyes" when he saw in the September edition of Wallpaper this reference to Afrikaans being ugly under a photograph of the taalmonument (Afrikaans language monument) at Paarl.
Afrikaans should not be a prickly pair in the South African language orchard with long thorns which nobody wants to touch.
business.iafrica.com /news/657706.htm   (539 words)

 Paarl travel guide
In 1875, Afrikaans was declared an autonomous language.
The Afrikaans Taalmonument was constructed according to the drawings of the architect Jan van Wyk.
The Afrikaans Language Monument, on the slopes of Paarl Mountain and the Afrikaans Language Museum situated in the town.
www.world66.com /africa/southafrica/paarl   (549 words)

Due to the emigration of many Afrikaners, there are an additional estimated 300,000 Afrikaans-speakers in the United Kingdom, with other substantial communities found in Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Perth, Australia; Toronto, Canada; and Auckland, New Zealand.
When the British design magazine Wallpaper* described Afrikaans as "the ugliest language in the world" (with reference to the Afrikaans Language Monument), South African billionaire Johann Rupert (chairman of the Richemont group), responded by withdrawing advertising for brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc and Alfred Dunhill from the magazine
Afrikaans uses 26 letters, just like English, although it makes use of various diacritics to modify a letter: è, é, ê, ë, î, ï, ô, û, these should not however be regarded as special characters in addition to the 26 normal letters.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Afrikaans_language   (2600 words)

 The Boland
It is also here that a new language, Afrikaans, was born.
The Afrikaans Language Monument, situated on Paarl Mountain, commemorates the origin and growth of Afrikaans.
These include the Afrikaans Language Museum, the Oude Pastorie Museum and the Huguenot Church, also known as the Strooidakkerk ("thatched roof church"), which is the oldest extant church in the country after the Groote Kerk in Cape Town.
www.encounter.co.za /article/92.html   (936 words)

 CTTG - Taal Afrikaans Language Monument - Paarl
The Taal monument, on Paarl rock, is one of the most famous Afrikaans monuments erected in South Africa and dedicated to the Afrikaans language.
The monument is shaped in several tall obelisks style columns erected on the granite of Paarl Rock.
The monument, atop Paarl rock, is visible from a great distance as one approaches Paarl.
www.capetowntravelguide.com /travelguides/taalmonument.htm   (93 words)

 Into the Wardrobe :: View topic - Johann Rupert vs Wallpaper*
In the Paarl valley, not far from Cape Town, stands the Afrikaans Language Monument constructed to mark the centeniary of Afrikaans being distinguished as a seperate language from Dutch.
The monument, situated on a hill, has quite a spectacular view of the valley, the Paarl Mountain and in the distance Table Mountain.
Wallpaper* however, had a photo of the monument with the offending caption stating something akin to "this monument by a famed architect, erected to the ugliest language on the earth, has at least some decent picnic spots."
cslewis.drzeus.net /forums/viewtopic.php?t=4109   (656 words)

 Paarl travel guide - Wikitravel
or Afrikaans Language Monument was unveiled in October 1975.
The main 57 meter column sybolises the Afrikaans language while the other columns, domes and walls represents the contribution of the European, indigenous African and Malay languages that have contributed to Afrikaans.
A restaurant is located at the monument and the elevated location of the monument provides good views over the Paarl Valley.
wikitravel.org /en/Paarl   (1147 words)

 Afrikaans Taal Monument Paarl Cape Town
Taal Monument, situated on Paarl Rock, just West of Paarl town center it stands 57m high.
The design of the monument was done by an architect called Jan Van Wyk and the writers C. Langenhoven and N. van Wyk Louw around 1975.
Symbolizing the contributions made by Africa, the Netherlands and Great Britain to the development of the Afrikaans language.
www.search-capetown.com /virtual-tour/taal.htm   (60 words)

 Tulbagh, South Africa - Tulbagh Travel
An imposing structure reaching into the deep blue sky of the Paarl Valley celebrating the language Afrikaans.
The Huguenot Monument was erected in 1938 to commemorate the French Huguenots who arrived in South Africa in...
After the fire of 1710 had destroyed the first church, the congregation, having little funds, were only able to commence work on a new church in 1717 on...
www.bookinafrica.com /travel-to--tulbagh   (604 words)

Monument Park High School offer a lot of cultural activities that the learners can freely in participate.
The winners of this round automatically qualifies for the second round of the ATKV (Afrikaans Language and Cultural Assosiation).
The past couple of years were a good couple of years, because numerous chess players succeeded in receiving their Provincial colours in chess and represented not just their school, but also their province in national competitions.
members.fortunecity.com /monumentpark/culture.htm   (694 words)

 Thing You MUST See & Do In Cape Town
For a different dining experience follow the road all the way down to the end to the T-junction, and where the Huguenot Monument is, take a left towards the Franschhoek pass and look out for a sign to the left to the Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant which is nestled into the mountain.
Here you will be able to feast on global cuisine in half or full portions, sip on the glorious juice of the Haute Cabriere grapes and enjoy the spectacular views of the whole valley.
In remembrance of this, the Afrikaans Language Monument was erected in 1975, making it the only language monument in the world.
www.noxrentals.co.za /content/mustseeanddo.asp   (1571 words)

 Thai Language
The first time you take a look at the Thai language it looks complicated and difficult to comprehend.
There are more than 80 letters in their alphabet and even though they read from left to right there are no spaces between the words!
You are welcome to e-mail the students if you have any questions you would like answered.
www.thaistudents.com /project/language.html   (1920 words)

 Absolute Africa home page
On our way to the language monument we met up with the kids seen in the above and below pictures.
We gave some of them a ride back home and afterwards we had an incident with them which showed that they were not as innocent as they seemed to be however in the long run the event did not affect our tour at all.
The Richardsons with the Paarl Valley behind them as seen from the Afrikaans Language Monument area.
www.ilovecapetown.com /tours/richardson/richardson.htm   (382 words)

 Zomerlust Guest House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The intriguing Afrikaans Language Monument was inaugurated on 10 October 1975 during the centenary of the founding of “Die Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners” (Society of true Afrikaners) in Paarl and represents the influence of Paarl residents on the development of the Afrikaans language.
The press was declared a national monument in 1969 and forms the focal point of the informative exhibition in the building, depicting the history of the origin of Afrikaans.
It was declared a national monument in 1979 and is not open to the public.
www.kontrei.co.za /Zomerlustskakels.htm   (8541 words)

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