Archive for the 'Our languages' Category

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