Green Crescent is a professional language provider specializing in Afrikaans translation. We offer document translation services in such diverse areas as business, legal, medical, technical, financial, scientific, government, engineering, software, gaming, and IT just to name a few. We also perform related services in desk top publishing, graphic design, transcription, copywriting, as well as website localization. We can also perform translations in non-English language pairs.
Afrikaans is a West Germanic language that is spoken in South Africa and Namibia. Afrikaans was originally developed among the Calvinist settlers and their indentured slaves who were forced to the Cape region by the Dutch East India Company between 1652 and 1705. A majority of the settlers came from the Netherlands, though many were from other parts of Europe. Afrikaans is linguistically similar to Dutch and Flemish. One major difference, however, is that the verbs do not conjugate differently depending upon the subject. Another difference is that nouns do not have gender which is a major departure from most other Indo-European languages. Afrikaans, in written form, also differs from Dutch as its spelling reflects a simplified language in phonetic terms where many of the consonants have been dropped. That said, native speakers of both Dutch and Flemish are able to communicate with Afrikaans speakers without a great deal of difficulty.
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