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tsotsitaal

(ˈtsɔːtsɪˌtɑːl)
n
(Languages) South African a type of street slang used by tsotsis
[C20: from Nguni tsotsi thug + Afrikaans taal language]
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Following the preface and acknowledgements are brief yet instructive explanatory sections on languages (specifically, tsotsitaal and Zulu) and on the language of racial designations in the postapartheid South African context.
This ethnography examines hip-hop performances in Cape Town, South Africa, and how multilingual participants in the culture create new multilingual spaces by AaAaAeA remixingAaAaAeA language varieties like African Amer English, South African Englishes, Kaaps, and local registers like Sabela and Tsotsitaal to navigate local spaces and hip-hop activities and interactions.
Ander onderskeibare Afrikaanse kleurvarieteite omsluit ook onder meer die volgende: Die Afrikaans van Griekwas, Namakwalanders, Boesmanlanders, Richtervelders, Rehobothers en die Riemvasmakers as subvarieteite van "Oranjerivierafrikaans"; "Flaaitaal", oftewel "Tsotsitaal", as Gautengse registervarieteit met Afrikaans as basisdialek wat gepraat word deur jong swart stedelinge in onder meer die swart woonbuurte van Johannesburg; asook "Swart Afrikaans" as geografiesverspreide aanleerdersvarieteit wat deur swart mense gebruik word en vormlik spore van beinvloeding deur een of ander inheemse Afrikataal weerspieel.
By appropriating colloquial language, which is referred to as tsotsitaal (meaning street language) in South Africa, Moele seems to identify the language with his characters without attempting to alter it.
By adopting tsotsitaal as a poetic language in the narrative, Moele seems to translate the language of ordinary people into a new literary language.
"Moerskont" vorm volgens Molamu (2004:69), deel van die woordeskat van tsotsitaal, waardeur die gebruik daarvan binne die konteks van Die "meeting" oftewel ...
The language they're speaking--"tsotsitaal"--the slang from the Township streets is incorporated into the cultural mainstream.
Before that the word was recorded in Tsotsitaal (an argot with an Afrikaans structural base and lexical items from a variety of sources, especially the African languages of the country) and in Indian English slang with the predominant meaning 'white man, overseer, boss, rich man'.
A more invisible example of what we are talking about here is so-called flytaal or tsotsitaal, a colloquial lingua franca in urban, especially metropolitan townships with many different varieties.
They provide a theoretical-methodological framework of these languages, then discuss Sheng in Nairobi, Kenya; Langila in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Randuk in Khartoum, Sudan; Yarada K'wankw'a in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; South African youth languages; Imvugo y'Umuhanda in Kigali, Rwanda; Sango Godobe in Bangui, Central African Republic; tsotsitaal languages among the youth of Harare and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe; Rasta Talk in Jamaica and elsewhere; Kindoubil in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo; and Luyaaye in Kampala, Uganda.
Vanaf hoofstukke 4 tot 6 word die leser bekend gestel aan Afrikaans as openbare taal (byvoorbeeld as regstaal, vertaaltaal, rolprenttaal, uitsaaitaal en verhoogtaal), die tydperk na 1976 en die verskillende varieteite van Afrikaans (onder andere sms-taal, Tsotsitaal, kontrei-Afrikaans en tienertaal).
I'm still thinking of developing a slang, you know, tsotsitaal Scrabble.'