South African accent voice-over recordings
South African accent voice-over recording services
We supply and record native South African accent voice talent, for documentary, advertising, corporate video, eLearning or telephone message prompts. Just send us the script and we’ll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost. We’ll deliver the audio back to you within a quick turnaround time, via FTP, and in any file format you require.
Please complete the Quick Quote form below and we’ll respond within one hour. Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in South African accent. For more information, and to check the availability of our South African accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a voice-over in Afrikaans, rather than English in South African accent, please follow this link.
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Origins of the South African language and accent
The Dutch had been trading with the South Africans for some time when in 1652 they decided to open a port for their ships to stop mid-route in order for the crew to rest and have a good meal. To this end, farmers were then invited to South Africa to establish farms and grow the food to feed the Dutch sailors.
They also brought in slaves from the far east and the Dutch language began to be spoken amongst the tradesman and the settlers. The slaves however spoke their own languages and created Pidgin languages to enable them to communicate with each other.
During the 18th century, the British took over the South African colony from the Dutch and they brought with them the English language. Africa became a country where the people were bilingual, speaking Dutch and English and eventually a dialect of African-English was created that was spoken by the South African people.
The Dutch language diminished, but another language based on it, was created and this is called Afrikaans. It is very close to the European Dutch language.
Today South Africa has eleven official languages, Afrikaans and English being two of them. IsiZulu is the most widely spoken language in black African homes across South Africa. Zulu was revived after the demise of apartheid in 1994; Along with the official African languages which include Setswana and Sesotho, amongst others.
To hear a South African accent, listen to the cricket commentator. He is speaking English with a South African accent.
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