Will Afrikaans ever die out as a language in South Africa?
I grew up as a "soutie" in Rustenburg (Western Transvaal) and was in my youth, a firm hater of the Afrikaans language and culture, primarily due to the beatings us souties suffered at the hands of the rural and often aggressive Afrikaners, after moving to Pretoria some 10 years ago, I subsequently met some wonderful Afrikaans speakers and even married one.
It was a mistake to jufge all Afrikaners then by the common miner mentality of Rustenburgers and their uncivilised behaviour although we were also guilty of provocation on numerous occassions.
I have grown to appreciate the language over time, although my in laws are still under the impression that I cannot speak Afrikaans when I am in fact fluent.
What seed of division do you see in my question, you are obviously deluded from the years of self created persecution complexes you suffer from, thanks largely to your limited intelligence as well as backwards mentality.
As far as I recall you made an undertaking never to answer my questions again? Do you like most Africans lack the courage to follow through with your convictions or did you forget as the undertaking was made more than a day ago?