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CTexT Afrikaanse SkryfGoed 2008

Afrikaanse SkryfGoed 2008 is a collection of writing aids for Microsoft® Office. It includes the following:

Afrikaanse Speltoetser 3.1

This version of CTexT’s well-known spelling checker for Afrikaans now recognises more than 430 000 words, which includes a wide variety of pronouns, technical terms and acronyms. Thanks to advanced morphological analysis, Afrikaanse Speltoetser 3.1 also recognises a large number of compounds and inflections.

Grammatikatoetser 1.1

After about two years of research- and developmental work, CTexT finally presents the first Afrikaans grammar checker for Microsoft® Office!

A grammar checker is completely different from a spelling checker.  The word “grammar” refers to the conventions and rules of a language.   A grammar checker must evaluate whether the language usage in a text meets the grammar recquirements and complies with these conventions and rules. Examples of aspects that this aid evaluates are word choice (for instance, the correct use of the words pyl and peil) and punctuation.

Tesourus 1.0

Enliven your writing with CTexT’s Afrikaanse Tesourus! Rightclick on your boring, uninteresting or banal word and find handy suggestions and alternatives.

A thesaurus is a type of “inverted dictionary”, where the focus is not on the specific description of the meaning of a word, but rather on the relation of the word to other related words and meanings (in reality, the “family” of the word).  The most important function of the thesaurus is therefore to offer the user alternative words to choose from.  The final choice would depend on the context the word is used in.

Woordafbreker

CTexT’s Afrikaanse Woordafbreker (hyphenator) is very handy for page layout, as it ensures that words are cut off at the right place at the end of a line.

Spelling checkers and hyphenators for other South African languages:

  • isiNdebele Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.0
  • isiXhosa Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.1
  • isiZulu Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.1
  • Sesotho sa Leboa Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.1
  • Sesotho Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.0
  • Setswana Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.1
  • Siswati Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.0
  • Tshivenda Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.0
  • Xitsonga Spelling Checker & Hyphenator  1.0

Characteristics

  • Easy installation in English
  • Tests spelling within the parameters of the standard written variant of the language
  • Comprehensive wordlist
  • Hyphenation
  • Based on extended research by CTexT™
  • Only available through virtual download from www.spel.co.za

Collaborators

  • Prof SE Bosch (isiZulu)
  • Dr PM Lubisi (Siswati)
  • Mr. M Mahanke (Sesotho)
  • Mrs. S Mahlangu (isiNdebele)
  • Mr. H Mashele (Xitsonga)
  • Mr. NA Mphanya (Sesotho)
  • Ms S Pilon (Afrikaans)
  • Mrs. K Podile (isiXhosa)
  • Prof DJ Prinsloo (Sepedi)
  • Mrs. T Tlou (isiZulu)
  • Mrs. T Tsambo (Setswana)
  • Mr. S Tshikota (Tshivenda)

 

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Get a new click with the Centre for Text Technology (CTexT™) of the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)!  CTexT proudly presents:  Afrikaanse SkryfGoed 2008 -  a collection of writing aids to make the click of Afrikaans on your keyboard crystal clear!

CTexT products are available at:

www.spel.co.za

 

Language learning through software

Dagsê!

Teach yourself  Afrikaans!
This package is aimed at people, regardless of their age, who would like to acquire Afrikaans for communicative purposes.
The CD ROM contains 4 chapters each comprising 6 to 8 lessons. Each lesson is based on contextual language usage in dialogue form.  Learner interaction is enhanced by cross references and links to vocabulary, grammar, functions, skills and exercises. Also included is a help file and guide for using the programme optimally. You can also decide on your pace and commitment by accepting a ‘study contract’ to guide you and keep track of your progress.
A main feature is the wide range of exercises that will allow you to continuously assess your progress and to enhance your levels of proficiency
To enable you to practise your pronunciation and listening skills, this CD ROM can also be used in a conventional audio CD Player.

Ngenani! 

Teach yourself isiZulu!
This package is aimed at people who would like to acquire isiZulu for communicative purposes. The acquisition programme was developed by African language experts from the PUK and Vaal Triangle campuses of the North West University, together with language acquisition scholars from Vista University and European colleagues from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
The CD ROM contains 4 chapters with 6 to 8 lessons in each. Each lesson is based on contextual language usage in dialogue form.  Learner interaction is enhanced by cross references and links to vocabulary, grammar, functions, skills and exercises. Also included is a help file and guide for using the programme optimally. You can also decide on your pace and commitment by accepting a ‘study contract’ to guide you and keep track of your progress.
A main feature is the wide range of exercises that will allow you to continuously assess your progress and to enhance your levels of proficiency
To enable you to practice your pronunciation and listening skills, this CD ROM can also be used in a conventional audio CD Player.

Sondelani! 

Teach yourself  isiXhosa!
This package is aimed at people, regardless of their age, who would like to acquire isiXhosa for communicative purposes. The acquisition programme was developed by African language experts from the  PUK and Vaal Triangle campuses of the North West University, together with language acquisition scholars from Vista University and European colleagues from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
The CD ROM contains 4 chapters each comprising 6 to 8 lessons. Each lesson is based on contextual language usage in dialogue form.  Learner interaction is enhanced by cross references and links to vocabulary, grammar, functions, skills and exercises. Also included is a help file and guide for using the programme optimally. You can also decide on your pace and commitment by accepting a ‘study contract’ to guide you and keep track of your progress.
A main feature is the wide range of exercises that will allow you to continuously assess your progress and to enhance your levels of proficiency
To enable you to practise your pronunciation and listening skills, this CD ROM can also be used in a conventional audio CD Player.


Tsenang!

Teach yourself Setswana!
This package is aimed at people, regardless of their age, who would like to acquire Setswana for communicative purposes. The acquisition programme was developed by African language experts from the  PUK and Vaal Triangle campuses of the North West University, together with language acquisition scholars from Vista University and European colleagues from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
The CD ROM contains 4 chapters each comprising 6 to 8 lessons. Each lesson is based on contextual language usage in dialogue form.  Learner interaction is enhanced by cross references and links to vocabulary, grammar, functions, skills and exercises. Also included is a help file and guide for using the programme optimally. You can also decide on your pace and commitment by accepting a ‘study contract’ to guide you and keep track of your progress.
A main feature is the wide range of exercises that will allow you to continuously assess your progress and to enhance your levels of proficiency
To enable you to practise your pronunciation and listening skills, this CD ROM can also be used in a conventional audio CD Player.

 

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