We are heading down the home stretch on the April A to Z Blog Challenge this week. Only three letters left, Plonkers.
Today's letter is X, which is always a difficult one.
My Southafricanism for today is :
Xhosa is on of the official languages of South Africa. Like most Bantu languages, Xhosa is a tonal language, that is, the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings when said with a rising or falling or high or low intonation. One of the most distinctive features of the language is the prominence of click consonants; the word "Xhosa" begins with a click.
Former President Nelson Mandela was a Xhosa speaker.
This unique language is best described in song by the talented Miriam Makeba performing The Click Song or Qongqothwane.
Enjoy it - its catchy.