Link: “Ryanair Afrikaans test: Why South Africa loves and loathes the language

Original post found at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61787582

A short article that makes its point very efficiently about the duality of Afrikaans – its origins in the thoroughly mixed Coloured community of the Cape, and its recent history as a language of severe repression. Came across it via this Mastodon thread(external link), which I liked in its own right.

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