Archive for the 'Our languages' Category

Capitalisation of titles and proper names in Afrikaans and English: How does it work?

Posted on June 12th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Writing tips

Often people are unsure about the capitalisation of titles in Afrikaans and English. Should it be Prof De Villiers or prof De Villiers? An.. Read more

USuku lweNkcubeko: Ukubhiyozela unxibelelwano

Posted on June 12th, 2017 · Posted in Articles in isiXhosa, Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

Ngomhla we-18 kuMeyi, abafundi abaphuma kwamanye amazwe ebezithabatha inxaxheba kwinkqubo yeZiko leeLwimi, i-Intensive English Programme (IEP), babhiyozela uSuku lweNkcubeko ngendlela eyodwa nethabathisekisayo phaya kwiziko.. Read more

Cultural Day: A celebration of connection

Posted on June 12th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news

On 18 May, international students participating in the Language Centre’s Intensive English Programme (IEP) celebrated Cultural Day in a unique and exciting way at.. Read more

Amandla akhuselayo obulwimi-mbini

Posted on June 12th, 2017 · Posted in Articles in isiXhosa, Dialogos, Our languages

Yunivesiti ithile yase-Ithali yaxilonga iingqondo zamaqela ngamaqela abantu abaphethwe sisifo sokulahlekelwa yinkumbulo nesaziwa njenge-Alzheimer’s, oko kusenziwa njengenxalenye yophononongo. Isiqingatha kwabo bantu sasilwimi-mbini, ngeli lixa.. Read more

The protective power of bilingualism

Posted on June 12th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages

A university in Italy scanned the brains of dozens of patients with Alzheimer’s disease as part of a study. Half of them spoke at.. Read more

‘U’ or ‘jy’ and ‘jou’: How does one choose in Afrikaans?

Posted on March 14th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages

The English personal pronoun ‘you’ is an incredibly versatile little word: one could use it to indicate second person singular or plural, and it.. Read more

Savouring five foreign languages

Posted on November 25th, 2016 · Posted in Our languages

Staff at the Language Centre decided to explore new pastures this year by hosting their first Non-Mother Tongue Day on 27 October: an initiative.. Read more

Trilingual terminology website launched

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Recent news, Terminology

On Monday, 23 November 2015, the isiXhosa portfolio of the Stellenbosch University Language Centre launched its terminology website, with the terms presented in Afrikaans,.. Read more

Did you know?

Posted on November 11th, 2012 · Posted in Our languages

The letter combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways, which can be heard in this sentence: A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode.. Read more

Win with words!

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 · Posted in 10th anniversary, Our languages

Can you think of new creative English words for the Afrikaans bulletjie, koeksister and langarm? Come show your worth and take part in the.. Read more