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Wiel No more
« on: January 24, 2011, 04:16:29 pm »
Just as the mighty Jacko predicted, got the letter in the post with the last copy of Wiel, ever! 1978-2011 RIP. Given the option to migrate to CAR which is where I should have been, was it not for a friend giving me the subscription as a B'Day pressy.
 

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 04:17:56 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 08:17:50 am »
Einde van 'n era. Nie so seker of dit te wyte is aan swak verkope nie. Dalk ook bietjie politiek agter die skerms. Het die laaste jaar gesukkel om die tydskrif op die rakke te vind hier in ons valley. Daar is nog steeds 'n mark vir afrikaanse tydskrifte. Almal koop tog seker nie net die forking Huisgenoot nie.

Elk geval, goeie dinge kom en gaan. Dankie aan Jannie Herbst, Johann van Loggerenberg (motofiets ongeluk) en huidige span vir 33 jaar se beste motortydskrif.

 
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 08:35:44 am »
Just as the mighty Jacko predicted, got the letter in the post with the last copy of Wiel, ever! 1978-2011 RIP. Given the option to migrate to CAR which is where I should have been, was it not for a friend giving me the subscription as a B'Day pressy.
Most publishers cannot afford to run 2 similar mags in 2 languages anymore, hopefully Car will let some Afrikaans in from time to time.
 

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 08:38:44 am »
They need to introduce one in Zulu ... there is about 18 million Zulu speakers in this country
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 08:52:24 am »
They need to introduce one in Zulu ... there is about 18 million Zulu speakers in this country
and some publishers have not done market research! :thumleft: :mwink:
 

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 09:07:37 am »
Unexpected? No.
Sad? Yes.

Most of the guys were absorbed by other titles are RS&P.

Few are out on their bums on the street. Not nice. I know.  :-\

When it comes to technical, niche publications Afrikaans titles will always struggle. At the cutting edge technology is advancing with such leaps and bounds that one has to spend a lot of time coming up with translations that actually make sense.

"Diffuser"? I came up with "lugsnoer" which, if you know what a diffuser does on a race car, is a sensible translation.

But what about "yaw", "drive-by-wire", "twin-spool turbo", et al?  :biggrin:

Afrikaans people tend to read technical stuff in English. I guess the same would apply to Zulu petrolheads. What is the Zulu for "limited-slip differential"? When we started TopCar we also had TopMotor in paralel. Same content, different language. It didn't fly. Most of our Afrikaans readers bought TopCar. So we discontinued it. Market forces (ie, what people actually want) ultimately dictate these things.

Afrikaans is A1 for lifestyle/travel still.

One day we'll all speak a patois of English/Cantonese.  :biggrin:
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 09:16:45 am »

One day we'll all speak a patois of English/Cantonese.  :biggrin:
Dunno... I hear there is a HUGE demand for engrish teacha in Beijing. :mwink:
 

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 09:31:39 am »

One day we'll all speak a patois of English/Cantonese.  :biggrin:
Dunno... I hear there is a HUGE demand for engrish teacha in Beijing. :mwink:

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2011, 09:33:08 am »
What is the Zulu for "limited-slip differential"?
One day we'll all speak a patois of English/Cantonese.  :biggrin:

In Zulu you don't have to make a new word if there is one already from another language ... you just change the pronunciation to make it sound like it's a Zulu word

examples:  watch = iwashi ... kettlle = iketelo ... hour = ihora ... skool = isikole
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2011, 10:05:25 am »
In Zulu you don't have to make a new word if there is one already from another language ... you just change the pronunciation to make it sound like it's a Zulu word

examples:  watch = iwashi ... kettlle = iketelo ... hour = ihora ... skool = isikole

Dude... that is so complex! We english just add the word as is... boerewors is boerewors, assegaai is assegaai, Zulu is Zulu, vodka is vodka. :mwink:
 

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 10:25:15 am »

Tah mah de!

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 10:39:35 am »
Dude... that is so complex! We english just add the word as is... boerewors is boerewors, assegaai is assegaai, Zulu is Zulu, vodka is vodka. :mwink:

Is that right Rob ... so why is Ezimbokodweni called Umbogitwini ... or why is Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe called Calema Motante
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 10:41:48 am »
What is the Zulu for "limited-slip differential"?
One day we'll all speak a patois of English/Cantonese.  :biggrin:

In Zulu you don't have to make a new word if there is one already from another language ... you just change the pronunciation to make it sound like it's a Zulu word

examples:  watch = iwashi ... kettlle = iketelo ... hour = ihora ... skool = isikole


a bakkie = isuzu
 

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 10:44:14 am »

Is that right Rob ... so why is Ezimbokodweni called Umbogitwini ... or why is Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe called Calema Motante
Afrikaans copywriters I guess... :imaposer: But ja it is not always the case but in general...
 

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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 12:58:15 pm »
referring to a limited slip diff one Afrikaans publication called it a "mingly". It took this dunce a while to figure out the writer was referring to "min gly"
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 01:01:41 pm »
referring to a limited slip diff one Afrikaans publication called it a "mingly". It took this dunce a while to figure out the writer was referring to "min gly"

Jy's nie ernstig nie?!  :o

Die korrekte Afrikaans is "beperkte-gly-ewenaar".  :P
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 01:03:34 pm »
So WOEMA gaan ook nie lank leef nie  ::)
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Re: Wiel No more
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 01:35:06 pm »
So WOEMA gaan ook nie lank leef nie  ::)

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