Second Lesson : Afrikaans nouns.
Afrikaans word pronunciation can be quite difficult.
I will be comparing pronunciations with German and English ones.
Because all Afrikaans nouns have the same article, I will only be writing the noun itself.
(1). Man = Man Example : Daai/Daardie is 'n man.<pre>
Translation : That is a man. Pronunciation : Exactly the same as the German "Mann".</pre>
(2). Woman = Vrou Example : Daai/Daardie is 'n vrou.<pre>
Translation : That is a woman. Pronunciation : like the "Fro" in Froyo.</pre>
(3).Boy = Seun Example : Daai/Daardie is 'n seun.<pre>
Translation : That is a boy. Pronunciation : Say this word in English "see Hin".</pre>
Please remember that because this word also means "Son" it can be confusing, It is more common to say "seuntjie" which can only mean boy.
(4). Girl = Meisie Example : Dit is 'n meisie.<pre>
Translation : This/It is a girl. Pronunciation : Say in English "May See".</pre>
(4). House = Huis Example : Daar is 'n huis.<pre>
Translation : There is a house. Pronunciation: Say " Hays " like Lays Chips.</pre>
(5). Car = Kar Example : Daar ry 'n kar.<pre>
Translation : There drives a car. Pronunciation : Kar in Karma.</pre>
That's it for now.
Because listening to German speech before I started Duolingo, helped me to get my pronunciation right, I would advise you to search in youtube for "Afrikaans is groot".
To see First lesson, go to : https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8135345
To see Third lesson, go to: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8148065