"Xhosas, the 'clicking' people :)" Cape Town Local Custom Tip by Jenniflower

Cape Town Local Customs: 53 reviews and 49 photos

  Learning from the locals
by Jenniflower

The Xhosa language has clicking sounds throughout it. Hard to do with ones tongue (yes, I have tried! haha), it is a hollow sound.

When I had my handmade paper manufacturing business in the Cape, many of my employees were Xhosa, and we would spend many a day trying to teach other how to speak the others' language :) Needless to say, their English was ALOT better than my 'clicking' Xhosa!

Fond memories indeed...

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  • Written Apr 19, 2006
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