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Obituary for Oupa Andries

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Published on Mar 4, 2013

ǃʼhuua dya, ǂxaeke nǀa ǁhai kaǀaake.
Hello boys and girls.
Ng ǃoon, ha ǁu meer ǂxoa. Ha xa ʘʼoeʼi.
My grandfather no longer speaks. He was sick.
Ha ǀʼaaa. ǁu meer djaqin.
He died. He no longer walks (among us).
Ha xa ǂxoa ǂxoaki a ha. Nǀuu ke. ǂeenkusi.
He spoke this language. It's Nǀuu. ǂeenkusi (dialect of Nǀuu).
Nǁng ǁu si tyuu aan ha ǂxoa ǂxoaki a ha.
There are no more people who speak this language.
ǂxoaki a ku ǀuake.
This language is mute.

Sample of it: http://www.pbs.org/thelinguists/For-E...

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