Afrikaans names for reptiles

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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby BushSnake » Sun May 24, 2009 3:54 pm

Ek het ook so ou boekie van die giftige slange van Suid-Afrika. Dit het onderandere ook die Horingsman (Bitis caudalis) en the mol-adder (Atractaspis bibronnii) in, maar het nie skadelose slange in nie. Dit lyk my die boekie is deur mnr.John Visser geskryf, en voor in is daar 'n boodskap wat se dat die boekie is "uitgereik in balang van die nasie se gesondheid deur die vervaardigers van Dettol in samewerking met die Suid-Afrikaanse vereniging van kleinhandel-aptekers" :)
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby jka » Sun May 24, 2009 4:44 pm

Ek dink nie dit is dieselfde boek waarin ek dink nie. Die boek wat ek gesien het, het die ou latynse name vir Python natalensis en BHS so dit het skadelose slange in.
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby Bushviper » Mon May 25, 2009 10:07 am

Bushsnake what is crazy is that "Dettol" book had a horned adder in the outside or inside cover somewhere where you could see the fangs and the tissue over them. I later found out the snake was "deceased" and then photographed.
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby neko » Tue May 26, 2009 2:01 pm

Hehehehehahaha... Afrikaans is nie net plesierig nie, hulle is ook verskriklik amuserend.
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 26, 2009 2:50 pm

Amuserend, Pinky? Is dit nie n angliesisme nie? Skaam jou!
ADDER, n. A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living. -THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY by AMBROSE BIERCE
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby gaboon69 » Tue May 26, 2009 3:43 pm

Which native language was the word mamba derived from? Xulu?
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby gaboon69 » Tue May 26, 2009 3:44 pm

Forgive my spelling, zulu.
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby nvlooi » Tue May 26, 2009 3:51 pm

@ Westley- Ek sukkel om uit te maak wie is afrikaans en wie is engels.
(anglisisme), nie angliesisme nie.

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Hehehehehahaha... Afrikaans is nie net plesierig nie, hulle is ook verskriklik amuserend.

"...Afrikaans is nie net prettig nie, maar verskriklik snaaks ook."

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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby Bushbaby » Wed May 27, 2009 10:26 am

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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby armata » Wed May 27, 2009 12:59 pm

I know mamba is the Swahili word for crocodile.
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby gaboon69 » Thu May 28, 2009 6:25 pm

Interesting word for a crocodile Tony. I heard an interesting thing about the meaning of Zimbabwe's name. Apparently it means house/place of stone. Just shows how ignorantly we can live our lives.
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby nvlooi » Thu May 28, 2009 7:00 pm

They used to call the Black Mamba if I remember correctly in Zulu 'Inyama Mamba' and the Boer would call it "die swart dood".
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Re: Afrikaans names for reptiles

Postby neko » Fri May 29, 2009 2:52 pm

westley wrote:Amuserend, Pinky? Is dit nie n angliesisme nie? Skaam jou!


Sjoe... My boyrfriend's dad is not going to be impressed by my poor use of his beloved language... fortunately he doesn't know how to work a computer :smt004
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