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A tombstone in the old cemetery in the little town of Bonnievale in the Western Cape, South Africa.
157 views 14 Dec 2011

Featured in No More Color – 6 Nov 2009

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black and white, cemeteries, graves, tombstones

Comments

  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    Three different languages or cultures. Welcome to SA!

  • Strange you say that. My first thought here was that it was a foreign language but it’s all in Afrikaans. The “font” just makes it look like Dutch or something like that. But from Mallison being her maiden name, it appears that she was an English woman who married an Afrikaner.

    – fourthangel

  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    So Afrikaans, English and French.

  • no French here… van Wyk is of Dutch origin but in the early 1900s, Afrikaans was already being spoken. Do you know the origin of Mallinson?

    – fourthangel

  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    Little do you know… I’m cheating. “Nee” is French. Doesn’t really count, so you’re right really! Mallinson must be English, that’s all I can say.

  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    Chris’s ancestor? You never know!

  • For sure. All the van Wyks in SA are descendants of the first van Wyks to come to SA from 1652, although back then, the spelling was van Wijk.

    – fourthangel

  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    Bloody hell, you know your stuff!

  • I told you I know my stuff!

    – fourthangel

  • Cat2be
    Cat2bealmost 5 years ago

    Congrats you have been featured

  • Ah thanks so much hosts! I’m delighted!

    – fourthangel

  • George Kypreos
    George Kypreosalmost 5 years ago

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