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22:42 Apr 2, 2002
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: truth
I need the pronuctiation and the meaning of the truth in Afrikaans

Summary of answers provided
4waarheid : v-ah-r-hh-ey-t
Samuel Murray
4 -1waarheid
Serge L



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that's how you say truth in Afrikaans.

The pronunciation is:

w is pronounced more or less as in week. However, the lips are not as rounded and the lower teeth are placed against the upper lip.

aa as in raam (window) is pronounced the same as the a in car, exept that the mouth is opened a little wider.

r is pronounced more or less like a Scottish rolling r.

h like the h in "to have"

ei as in eik (oak) the "eil" in the French word réveil

d is pronounced as t, as it's at the end of a word.

The rules I gave you are in fact for the pronunciation of Dutch, but it should work for Afrikaans as well.


Serge L.

    Reference: http://www.gironet.nl/home/ndejongh/curse/dutchpron.html
Serge L
Local time: 09:39
PRO pts in pair: 4

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disagree  Samuel Murray: "w is pronounced more or less as in week." -- more like "v" in "very".
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waarheid : v-ah-r-hh-ey-t

Need more context to know which meaning of the word "truth" is meant, but "waarheid" is the most common meaning.

Samuel Murray
Local time: 09:39
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in pair: 166
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