ONOMASTICS BY Bertie Neethling
Onomastics entails the study of names and naming systems. The discipline is derived from the Greek word onoma meaning ‘name’. In most languages of the world names are written with a capital letter. All of these form part of onomastics. The categories are manifold and some of the most important ones are following: anthroponymy, i.e the names of people. This may include first names, surnames, nick- or bynames, as well as ethnic names. They are all strongly linked to identity. The next prominent one is toponymy, i.e place names. All places whether streets, towns and landmarks carry names. Names in the economy, i.e brand names that include sponsors, as well as business names, also form a strong category. Then there are names in literature, i.e. literary onomastics, as well as shipping names and wild animal names. Onomastics is an impressive multidisciplinary field of study as this book outlines.
Skrywer: Coen Brink
‘n Gastroenteroloog, Professor Mo van Wyk, het ‘n nuwe teorie oor die oorsaak van hartaanvalle. As gasspreker by die afsluitingsvergadering van die Tuisteskepper en Kunsvereniging noem hy dit terloops. Dit word sonder sy medewete sensasioneel gepubliseer in Oggendblad. Die teorie maak opslae in die media, plaaslik en internasionaal, en het ‘n mieliemanie tot gevolg. Die skugter Mo van Wyk probeer vlug vir die media, maar kom spoedig agter hy moet vlug vir sy lewe. In die verwarring ontwikkel ‘n liefdesverhouding tussen hom en die joernalis, Lise de Kock en word sy ingesuig in sy oorlewingstryd. Hy ontmoet ‘n Amerikaner, Grant Fox, wat die regte op sy verhaal wil koop en hy verduidelik die wetenskaplike basis van sy teorie aan hom. Mo van Wyk is egter ook ‘n natuurmens. Sy kennis van die natuur help hom nie net om fisies, maar ook sielkundig te oorleef in die hedendaagse Suid-Afrika met sy misdaad, slaggate en korrupsie en ongelooflike natuurerfenis.
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CATS FOR REAL by Charmaine Ann Gaynor
Four beautiful cats tell their story, as only they can.
Crystal is a kitten bought from a pet shop by a young girl as a gift for her mother. She is a feisty little cat that experiences her new world with these two special people. Her loves and heartaches are profound.
Baloo is also bought from a pet shop, but this time it is the mother who buys the cat. She is a very tiny kitten and is insecure. She struggles to befriend Crystal. Most people never see her, as Baloo is always hiding away.
Rescue also comes from a pet shop, and is three months old. It doesn’t take him long yo befriend Bella the dog. He is very vocal and likes to meow a lot. He has a wonderful nature and loves everyone.
The fourth cat is Starshine, a naughty feral kitten that finds a home. She is extremely mischievous and looks for trouble with everyone except the guys in the family.
All cats have personalities, just like people. This charming book is a real story that will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.