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Besitlike voornaamwoorde 2

67 [sixty-seven]

Possessive pronouns 2

Possessive pronouns 2

67 [sewe en sestig]


Besitlike voornaamwoorde 2

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the glasses di- b--l die bril 0 +
He has forgotten his glasses. Hy h-- s- b--- v------. Hy het sy bril vergeet. 0 +
Where has he left his glasses? Wa-- h-- h- s- b--- g----? Waar het hy sy bril gelos? 0 +
the clock di- h------e die horlosie 0 +
His clock isn’t working. Sy h------- i- s-------. Sy horlosie is stukkend. 0 +
The clock hangs on the wall. Di- h------- h--- t--- d-- m---. Die horlosie hang teen die muur. 0 +
the passport di- p------t die paspoort 0 +
He has lost his passport. Hy h-- s- p------- v------. Hy het sy paspoort verloor. 0 +
Where is his passport then? Wa-- i- s- p------- d--? Waar is sy paspoort dan? 0 +
they – their hu--- – h---e hulle – hulle 0 +
The children cannot find their parents. Di- k------ k-- n-- h---- o---- v--- n--. Die kinders kan nie hulle ouers vind nie. 0 +
Here come their parents! Ma-- d--- k-- h---- o---- n--! Maar daar kom hulle ouers nou! 0 +
you – your u – u u – u 0 +
How was your trip, Mr. Miller? Ho- w-- u r---- M----- M-----? Hoe was u reis, Meneer Müller? 0 +
Where is your wife, Mr. Miller? Wa-- i- u v---- M----- M-----? Waar is u vrou, Meneer Müller? 0 +
you – your u – u u – u 0 +
How was your trip, Mrs. Smith? Ho- w-- u r---- m----- S------? Hoe was u reis, mevrou Schmidt? 0 +
Where is your husband, Mrs. Smith? Wa-- i- u m--- m----- S------? Waar is u man, mevrou Schmidt? 0 +

Genetic mutation makes speaking possible

Man is the only living creature on Earth that can speak. This distinguishes him from animals and plants. Of course animals and plants also communicate with each other. However, they do not speak a complex syllable language. But why can man speak? Certain physical features are needed in order to be able to speak. These physical features are only found in humans. However, that does not necessarily mean that man developed them. In evolutionary history, nothing happens without a reason. Somewhere along the line, man began to speak. We do not yet know when exactly that was. But something must have happened that gave man speech. Researchers believe that a genetic mutation was responsible. Anthropologists have compared the genetic material of various living beings. It is well known that a particular gene influences speech. People in which it is damaged have problems with speech. They can't express themselves well and have a hard time understanding words. This gene was examined in people, apes, and mice. It is very similar in humans and chimpanzees. Only two small differences can be identified. But these differences make their presence known in the brain. Together with other genes, they influence certain brain activities. Thus humans can speak, whereas apes cannot. However, the riddle of the human language is not yet solved. For the gene mutation alone is not enough to enable speech. Researchers implanted the human gene variant in mice. It didn't give them the ability to speak… But their squeaks made quite a racket!