This is why Afrikaans speakers are their own worst enemy

05 December 2019 - 09:00
In aggressively imposing their language on others, they are just shooting themselves in the foot, writes Jonathan Jansen.
In aggressively imposing their language on others, they are just shooting themselves in the foot, writes Jonathan Jansen.
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Why do some Afrikaans speakers aggressively impose their language on others?

Among other things, it is instructive to look at their crass language chauvinism, which is born of two impulses.

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