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See also: ǃ'OǃKung


Alternative forms[edit]


  • (anglicised pronunciation) IPA(key): /oʊ.kʌŋ/, /koʊ.kʌŋ/[1]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The northern lect of the ǃKung dialect continuum, spoken in southern Angola and northern Namibia.
    • 1934, The mammals of South West Africa: a biological account, volume 2, page 504
      ǃOǃkung Bushman (Angola): []
    • 2005-2010, The Origins and Development of the English Language, edition 6, volume 1 (ISBN-13: 978-1-4282-3145-0), page 53 [1]:
      [] transcribed by slashes or exclamation points, as in the ǃOǃkung language, spoken in Angola []
    • 2007, Alan Barnard, Anthropology and the Bushman (ISBN-13 978-1-84520-428-0), page 46 [2]:
      [] and other groups in Namibia, and with ǃOǃKung (ǃXũ) in Angola; []


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1992, Alan Barnard, Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa, page xxii: Finally, it may be of interest to the non-specialist that the pronunciation of clicks in ethnic group names is entirely optional when speaking a non-Khoisan language. Acceptable anglicizations may be produced either by articulating a non-click sound of approximately the same phonological position (e.g. p for ʘ, t for ǀ or ǂ, k for ǁ or ǃ), or by ignoring the click entirely and simply pronouncing the release followed by the remainder of the word. When speaking English, I myself say Kung for 'ǃKung', Gwi for 'Gǀwi', and Gana for 'Gǁana'. [] Ko for 'ǃXõ', Kam for 'ǀXam' []