Zulu http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31581/all en Zulu goes high-tech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/zulu-goes-high-tech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When a middle-aged South African engineer recently set out to write a novel in his native Zulu, he found himself hamstrung by a lack of words to describe modern life.</p> <p>Determined not to use English as a crutch, Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi instead created 450 new words in Zulu, the mother tongue of a quarter of South Africa's 50 million population.</p> <p>His book, titled "Amayiphendleya," is an adventure tale about four teenage boys and the wonders of technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/zulu-goes-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Languages of South Africa Linguistics South Africa Technology Zulu AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750758 at http://www.globalpost.com