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By Bruce C. Donaldson

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G. 5. 2); these are of two types: a) those formed from separable verbs whose prefix is a preposition or adverb, and b) those in which the first part of the compound is a noun or adverb, for example: a) aangrypend 'gripping1, (on)oplettend '(un)observant', uitmuntend 'excellent', uitputtend 'exhausting1, uitstekend 'excellent', wantrouend 'distrustful'. e. 1-2). b) Afrikaanssprekend 'Afrikaans-speaking', angswekkend 'fearsome', asemrowend 'breath-taking', dodtreffend 'efficient', indrukwekkend 'impressive', wetgewend legislative', veeleisend 'demanding', voortdurend 'continually'.

G. gekerfde 'carved', vertraagde 'delayed', opgeblaasde 'inflated'. 10. Stress In the analysis of Afrikaans stress patterns given below, the stressed vowel is given in bold type. 1. e. g. doek 'cloth', handdoek 'towel', badhanddoek "bath towel'; kennis luiowledge', kennisgee 'to give notice', kennisgewing 'notice', kennisgewingbord 'notice-board'; burgemeester 'lord mayor', plotteland 'country-side', stadsraad 'town council'. e. badhanddoek, kennisgewing; similarly inpadkafee 'road cafe', where the loan simplex kafee bears the stress on the final syllable.

Bagasie (< Dutch bagage), passasier (< Dutch passagier). Also in the surname Le Grange [bxransi]. 6. The consonant g [g] Examples: bagger [bogar] 'bugger', gala, [ga:la],grend [grae:nt] 'grand'. There are many unassimilated, or only partially assimilated, English loanwords in common use in spoken Afrikaans which preserve the English pronunciation of g as [g]. Paraguay, Uruguay and Uganda and their derivatives are all pronounced with fg]. 7. The consonant gh [g] Examples: ghitaar [gi'ta:r] 'guitar' (also spelt and pronounced kitaar), ghoeroe [guru] 'guru', gholf\ golf] 'golf, ghries fgrisj 'grease'.

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