Be proud of your township lingo, says expert

2015-08-07 14:29


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Johannesburg - Township lingo, like Iscamtho, should not be regarded as inferior to African languages because they were a sign of progress, according to a French-born linguist.

Native language

Origin of Iscamtho

Use of Iscamtho among girls and boys

Several Iscamtho examples and their origins: 


Aycard read for his PhD at UCT's Linguistics Section of the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics. His research was conducted through the support of the National Research Foundation, the South African Netherlands Project for Alternatives in Development and UCT.

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