Arikaans etymologies

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Do you know if it is accurate to say that an Afrikaans word comes from Dutch? Or do they come from Middle Dutch or something like that?

13:29, 31 October 2012

Well, Dutch people didn't go to South Africa before the year 1500, so it would have to be considered a descendant of modern Dutch. It came from Middle Dutch too, of course, as the Dutch spoken in the year 1500 is the ancestor of both current Dutch and Afrikaans.

13:46, 31 October 2012

So if there is an Afrikaans word that came from a Dutch word that is now obsolete in Dutch, how should the etymology reflect that?

14:06, 31 October 2012

Probably something like:

From {{etyl|nl|af}} {{term|word|lang=nl}} (now obsolete).

14:12, 31 October 2012

Ok, just wondering.

14:12, 31 October 2012