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brei, verb intransitive2

Forms:
Also bray, bry.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Altered form of Afrikaans bry from Dutch brijen, from brouwen to speak thickly.
To pronounce the letter ‘r’ in the back of the throat, as in French.
Note:
See note at brei noun.
1955 A. Delius Young Trav. in S. Afr. 93He..had a curious way of making his ‘r’ sounds into a throaty ‘g’. ‘Listen to Oom Thys braying!’ cried Elise.
1986 Cape Times 22 Jan.We spent six years there, and one in Malmesbury — but when we began to ‘brei’ Mum pulled us up.
To pronounce the letter ‘r’ in the back of the throat, as in French.

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