The Afrikaans accent is just plain sexy! Within 6 months, the followers of and polling done by two major international travel websites, Big7Travel and Lovin, have ensured that the Afrikaans accent comes up number 2 and number 1 respectively on the sexy scale. Considering that there are about 7 000 languages spoken on the planet, this is quite an achievement… To improve your Afrikaans, and THE ACCENT, see the cyber options at the bottom of the Taalmonument’s ‘articles and resources’ website here. Photos by James Meakin.