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Afrikaans started with the Dutch colonials way back in the 18th century or so, IIRC ( our SA members would know a load better than me), but it's a simpler grammar so I'm not surprised.
Our European ancestors did a load of that! I was surprised how much of Malaysia was recognisably Portuguese when I went there!
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
Afrikaans started with the Dutch colonials way back in the 18th century or so, IIRC
I was surprised when I went to Suriname and everyone spoke Dutch!
Same story there with the colonial past. They have their own language, but everyone speaks Dutch too.
A lot of names in New Amsterdam York also remind of the first Dutch settlers. Harlem (Haarlem), Flushing (Vlissingen), Brooklyn (Breukelen), Staten Island (Staten Land)...
Those were the good old days when The Netherlands were a mighty world power not to be messed with!
In the rural southern United States we have ink pens and straight pins so you get the correct one, since pen and pin are pronounced pee-yen.
We also have sweet potatoes and "Irish" potatoes, the regular white potato. Although no one my age calls them that but my grandparents did.
Gonna get me some maters, taters, beans, and corn bread. (Fried green tomatoes, fried diced "Irish" potatoes, pinto beans, and real corn bread none of that sweet stuff they serve up north.)