The issue of language is also very important in our country where a lot of people find themselves in predicaments due to mispronunciation of names and places. No more mispronunciations of words when ordering these dishes anymore with this breakdown:
1. Umphokoqo : “oom-pho-koh-qoh”, the syllables are short and crisp, where there is an ‘h’ you add more breathe to the sound. This meal is called Krimmelpap in Afrikaans. It is made with mielie meal, water and salt. It is enjoyed with sour milk, or ‘maas’ as it is often called.
2. Umngqusho : “oom-nqoo-shoh”, for this word, you have to press your tongue on the roof of your mouth, just behind your teeth, to get the sound, the ‘q’ does not sound like a ‘k’ as it does in English. This is samp and beans and can be served plain or with a number of different sides, the favourite option being stew.