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Old 30th March 2012, 11:13 AM   #21851
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Old 30th March 2012, 12:24 PM   #21852
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When I lived in South Africa they claimed that their Afrikaans is more Dutch than real modern Dutch. And they claimed also that their Amstel beer is still original, while Eurpean Amstel is a "cat's pee"
This is not true, you might have been talking to one that did have too many Amstels . In some churches the old dutch bible is still used which is quite different to afrikaans but practically the same as modern Dutch.

The second part is right though, as mentioned thats the reason for the blabbering of nonsense which often happens there, they love their beers in litres.

BTW Im South African.
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This is not true, you might have been talking to one that did have too many Amstels . In some churches the old dutch bible is still used which is quite different to afrikaans but practically the same as modern Dutch.

The second part is right though, as mentioned thats the reason for the blabbering of nonsense which often happens there, they love their beers in litres.

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This dialect, incidentally gave the world such a lovely loanword as Dollar, from the German Thaler, from the valleys, when my folk used to make (literally) money by first striking silver coins of fixed weight and purity from locally mined silver ore.
Similarly, Rubl (рубль) maens "cutted peace", i.e. a peace of gold that had been cut from a golden sousage.

The world had always beedn comon place for people, and they borrowed words from each other in order to name something new, or special. Like Computer, Transistor, Triod, Resistor, this words were borrowed by many languages and now are part of them.
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In Biblical Hebrew (as well as in Modern Hebrew), the word for money is the same word as for the metal silver.
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Old 30th March 2012, 04:07 PM   #21856
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Kesef?

In Yiddish (and I believe German), money and gold are the same word
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Old 30th March 2012, 04:28 PM   #21857
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Then again, (some) Germans use the same word for cash as for coal.

(Amstel ? Deh nooit nie neej !)
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Kesef?

In Yiddish (and I believe German), money and gold are the same word
Indeed, "Kessef" is the Hebrew word for both the metal silver and for money.
The Yiddish word "gelt" (which is probably derived from one of the German dialects) denotes both the metal gold and money.
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In Biblical Hebrew (as well as in Modern Hebrew), the word for money is the same word as for the metal silver.
Like argent.
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Like argent.
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