Oom Gert Vertel en Ander Gedigte

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Published: 1921
Language: Afrikaans
Wordcount: 22,665 / 74 pg
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,242
Added to site: 2006.11.07
mnybks.net#: 15170
Genre: Poetry
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oeke val nie in my smaak nie; Afrikaanse boeke bestaan daar nie, of nie genoeg nie: gevolglik lees ek net Engels." Die slotsom van dit alles is: die Afrikanerdom ly skade, en word van sy beginsels vervreem. Die gees tog is van oneindig groter waarde as die vorm; en sal ons nou, in ons ywer om 'n seker, vir die Afrikaner verouderde vorm te behou, die gees veronagsaam?

Die toestande in ons land is baie gunstiger vir die ontwikkeling van 'n nasionale skryftaal, as dit ooit in enige Europese land gewees het. Daar is by ons, byvoorbeeld, geen teenoormekaarstaande dialekte nie: inteendeel, ons taal is wonderlik eenvormig van die Kaap tot aan die Sambesie; en daar kan dus geen stryd ontstaan omtrent die basis van 'n algemene skryftaal nie.

Ons het ook die voorreg om by die ontwikkeling van ons skryftaal, die hulp in te roep van die hedendaagse taalwetenskap om vir ons die beste woordvorme te bepaal in die paar gevalletjies, waar daar wel verskil van uitspraak bestaan, of om vir ons aan 'n praktiese, we

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