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.
My Health. Are my Grandparents to blame?
Author: Gert Maritz
This book is to inform you of the impact of a wrong lifestyle on the future health of your children and grand-children. Often the lifestyle decisions of grand-parents and parents are ill- informed because of a lack of knowledge.
As the title of this book indicates, it addresses the importance of grand-parental and parental lifestyle on the health later in the life of their children and grand-children. It is important to note that the effect of, for example, eating habits, or smoking, or drinking, or using dietary supplements by the grand-parents and parents during pregnancy and lactation, can be inherited by their children.
As a consequence their children are “programmed” to become more susceptible to diseases such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, even if the children themselves adopted a healthy lifestyle.
This “program” is carried over not only to one generation, but rather several generations. This implies that the descendants of the parents that were living an unhealthy lifestyle, will be suffering from that lifestyle for generations to come. There is growing evidence that the obesity and diabetes “epidemic” that the developing worlds are experiencing at present, is largely due to this “programming” effect.
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ABOUT THESE FARM CATS by Charmaine Ann Gaynor
Set in the 1950s, farmer Josh adopts two kittens left motherless. This is unheard of on his farm, as the folk there know that the boss prefers dogs. He appoints his housemaid to care for the kittens and become their mommy. She reacts badly because she is only fifteen and is scared of the little bundles of fur. But she overcomes her fear and takes good care of them, despite the fact that they can be very naughty.
Life on Josh’s farm is interesting, as something new happens every day. The kittens grow into young cats, exploring the farm and getting to meet new animals. They also finally make friends with their “poor relations,” the barn cats.
Farmer Josh is a wise man and has many stories to tell his grandchildren who come to visit him from the city. The children learn about farm life, and when they leave with their mother, they have a greater understanding of the differences between life on the farm and life in the city.
In the end, Josh comes to believe that he is finally ready to meet a new woman,one who can be his friend and perhaps ….. his new wife.
This is the second book by Charmaine Ann Gaynor of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was inspired by her grandfather’s farm and her great love for her family and animals, specifically cats. “A large part of my childhood is in this story.
SPATSELS UIT MY LEWE deur Paula Paxton
Elke tree in my lewe, het eers begin met die wete dat ek alleen die pad moes baan, maar met verloop van tyd besef ek dat elke hartseer en blydskap op my lewenspad gedeel is met my Skepper en Heer. Hy het my opgetel en groot wysheid geleer. So is elke gedig in hierdie bundel, n spatsel uit my lewe. My hart en my siel is verweef in elke woord.
Paula Paxton (nee Mitchell) gebore 18 Maart 1974 in Krugersdorp in die Wes Rand. Ek word groot in Randfontein, ‘n myndorpie net duskant Krugersdorp. In my volwasse lewe verhuis ek na die mooie Natal met my eerste man, maar na n hartseer egskeiding vestig ek weer my wortels in Randfontein. Ek het twee pragtige, uitdagende kinders, Herman en Marli Fourie wat my lewe versier. Tans weer getroud met Karel Nicolaas Paxton en my lewe is een fees. Van tienerdae af verdraai ek my hartseer en vreugde in gedigte. Ek put genot daaruit om die lirieke van my hart op papier neer te pen.