1963M. KavanaghWe Merry Peasants 14I suspected an over-emphasized ‘Kaapse bry,’ the rolling ‘r’ that distinguishes a Cape Afrikaner from those of the other provinces...‘You don’t have to get Trrrransvaal’ guinea fowl...’ (There was the bry again!)
1970F. PhilipInformant, JohannesburgThe smous had a ‘brei’.., a rolling mixture of Yiddish and Afrikaans.
1971Personality 11 June 43Smuts, for all his immense gifts, would have been another loser. His face was somewhat expressionless and he spoke with a harsh, grating Malmesbury bray.
1979Capetonian May 9The official languages will be Afrikaans, English and Xhosa. All school-children will..be compelled to take at least two years of Swartland bry, gammatjietaal and Namaqualand singsong.
1983Sunday Times 18 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 32She has a soft Boland brei that becomes comically pronounced when she expresses alarm.
1990R. MalanMy Traitor’s Heart 25Ben’s speech was haunted by the brei — a roll of the r that harked back to French, a language unspoken in South Africa for almost two centuries.
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