Karen Zoid at the prize drawing of Sponsor a Word on 2017-03-24

Karen Zoid performed the R25 000 prize drawing in the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal's Sponsor a Word project. Zoid is the patron of Sponsor a Word in 2017.
70% of the WAT's annual budget of R6 million depends on donations and Sponsor a Word forms an important part of the WAT's annual fund raising. Anchor donors like Sanlam, who sponsors the prize drawing, help to ensure that the WAT remains a dynamic and productive company. The WAT is the biggest ever project in the interest of Afrikaans.
The lucky winner of R25 000 is Gideon du Plessis from Potchefstroom who bought the word alles for his wife Cecilia. In the photograph Mr André Kearns of Sanlam and Dr Willem Botha of the WAT appear with Karen.
The next prize drawing is in March 2018. Go to www.wat.co.za to participate in Sponsor a Word, which also offers free access to the Aanlyn WAT.


Word of the week 2017-04-21

kregelig b.nw. (weinig gebruiklik) Ook soms kregelrig en selde krekelig. Geïrriteerd en ongeduldig en soms ook rusteloos: Die mense word soms kregelig en kortgebonde en haal allerlei kleinlikhede teen mekaar uit (G.S. Preller: Dagb. Trichardt2, 1938, LXXXVIII). Ons mense het kregelig geword ... hulle soek na iets; ek dink hulle soek na 'n nuwe land waar hulle kan vry wees (F.A. Venter: Geknelde Land, 1960, 137).

krekel s.nw., krekels. (verouderd) 1Kriek: Nooit tevore het die krekels so vredig en eie getjier nie (W.C.W. Kamp: Matteo, 1933, 87). Hy soek snuffel-snuffel na die skuilplek van die tjirpende krekel (F.J. Eybers: Linus, s.j., 123).

Read a quote from the WAT on the leader page of Die Burger, Beeld, Volksblad and Die Republikein on Saturdays or listen to RSG on Friday morning at 07:50 for the Woord van die Week

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ABSA, Afrikanerbond, ATKV, Dagbreek Trust, G.T. Ferreira, Fonds Neerlandistiek, Fynbos Trust, Gouws­gesin, Het Jan Marais Nationale Fonds, D.W.R. Hertzog, E. de la H. Hertzog, D.M. Hoogenhout, M. Jooste, L.W. Hiemstra Trust, Marie Luttig Trust, Meaker­gesin, National Lotteries Board, Nederlandse Taalunie, N. Steyn­Trust, Potchefstroomkampus van die Noordwes-Universiteit, Remgro Beperk en Venfin Beperk, Reunert Beperk, Rupert Gesinstigtings, SANLAM, Sappi Beperk, Sasol, Sdu Nederland, Stonehage Charitable Trust, Universiteit Stellenbosch, Universiteit van Pretoria, Universiteit van die Vrystaat