Join Date: May 2001
Location: land of the incompetent
Afrikaans is a different language, it started off as Dutch, but then became so different it can no longer be called Dutch. Dutch and Flemish people can understand Afrikaans (written at least, it's not that simple when it's spoken), South Africans can understand Dutch. To us, Afrikaans sounds like a baby language. Take Dutch, take away all conjugations, simplify words, invent a few new ones and ta dam...you have Afrikaans.
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