south african english

South African English

People are often surprised when I tell them that South Africa has 11 official languages, and that not many people have English as a mother tongue. This existence as a small language with pressure from so many others makes South… Read More ›

South African English

CLASSIFICATION: Family: Indo-European Group: Germanic Subgroup: West Germanic VARIETIES: Black South African English, Indian English, Coloured English, Afrikaans English – variants of South African English Speakers Around 3 457 467 people use it as their home language in South Africa. South… Read More ›

South African English Part 2

SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH CLASSIFICATION: Family: Indo-European Group: Germanic Subgroup: West Germanic VARIETIES: Black South African English, Indian English, Coloured English, Afrikaans English – variants of South African English Speakers Around 3 457 467 people use it as their home language… Read More ›

South African English Part 1

We’re not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life – but only the fifth most spoken home… Read More ›