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22 05, 2017

African Language Projects

By |2018-04-11T23:50:11-07:00May 22nd, 2017|Africa, Crafts, Literature|0 Comments

Learn to speak a little like a person from Africa - try to learn how to make Xhosa clicks yourself - can you do it? How to make the click sounds in Xhosa Another thing to try - can you write an Anansi story to explain how something happens? Think of something that is hard [...]

18 05, 2017

Xhosa – African Language

By |2017-05-23T16:28:11-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|0 Comments

About 500 AD, some Bantu people moved into South Africa. They spoke their own West African language, Bantu, of course. But after they settled down in South Africa, they learned a lot of new words from the Khoisan people who lived there, who spoke a language called !Kung. Somebody speaking Xhosa So new languages came out [...]

18 05, 2017

!Kung – African Language

By |2017-05-23T16:28:23-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|0 Comments

Khoisan people from South Africa spoke the !Kung language. It is probably the closest we can come to what the earliest languages sounded like. !Kung is a click language. The ! in the name of the language represents a clicking sound that !Kung speakers make with their tongue. Of all the languages in the world, [...]

18 05, 2017

African languages and literature

By |2018-04-21T12:09:37-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|0 Comments

Funeral inscription for King Massinissa, at Dougga , dated 138 BC. (Now in the Bardo Museum in Tunis). The inscription's in two African languages: Punic (Phoenician) and Berber. Because Africa is such a big place, people who lived in different parts of Africa spoke different languages. There are hundreds of different African languages. In [...]