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Afrikaans huistaal

Graad 7

Module 9

Loeloeraai

Inleiding

Dit was 'n geskiedkundige dag toe Mark Shuttleworth op 25 April 2002 op 'n reis van 10 dae na die Internasionale Ruimtestasie (IRS) wat 400 km bokant die aarde wentel, vertrek het.

Hy was die eerste Afrikaan om so 'n reis te onderneem. Of was hy ...?

In hierdie module gaan ons 'n reis deur die Afrikaanse letterkunde onderneem om te bepaal wat reeds ten opsigte van wetenskapfiksie geskryf is. Terselfdertyd gaan ons ook probeer vasstel wie inderdaad die eerste Afrikaan was om 'n ruimtereis te onderneem!

Wie was loeloeraai?

C.J. Langenhoven was die eerste skrywer van ruimte-eeuse wetenskapfiksie in Afrikaans. Sy verhaal, Loeloeraai, wat in 1923 verskyn het, het die kinders van daardie dae gaande gehad met die gedagte dat 'n besoeker uit die buitenste ruim in 'n ruimteskip op Oudtshoorn kon land.

Dit is die verhaal van Loeloeraai, die man van Venus, wat met 'n ruimteskip by Arbeidsgenot , die woning van die Langenhovens, land en 'n tyd lank by Kerneels, Vroutjie en Engela tuisgaan. Hy is vriendelik en flink van begrip en Engela leer hom Afrikaans praat.

Na 'n tydjie hoor die plaaslike landdros van die vreemde besoeker sonder toegangspermit of paspoort, en Loeloeraai besluit om maar eerder die aarde te verlaat. Hy neem egter eers die familie op 'n reis na die maan.

Ons sluit nou by die familie aan waar hulle die ruimtetuig betree . . .

Takhaar-opleiding

Met 'n trapleertjie het ons ingeklim. Binne was 'n ronde vertrek, met 'n vloer en 'n plafon waaragter die bergplek was van toestelle en voorrade. In die rondte om was sofas teen die muur, en in die middel deur die kompartement 'n gordyn sodat die vroumense hulle by slapenstyd kon afsonder.

"Sit, vriende," sê Loeloeraai. "En gespe tog die rieme wat teen die muur hang om julle lyf vas."

Ek en oom Stoffel kyk vir mekaar. Loeloeraai sien die vraag in ons blik. "Dit help nie om nou kleingelowig te word nie," sê hy. "Julle sal die rede vir die spantoue aanstons ontdek."

Toe draai hy die ronde skyf vas, en hy slaan die lig aan.

"Ons sal vensters hê om deur te kyk," sê hy, "so gou as ons onder die lug uit is. Anders slaan hulle aan van die waterdamp. Is julle klaar? Nou!"

En hy druk op 'n knoppie.

Toe Loeloeraai op die knoppie druk, voel ons meteens dat ons opgelig word; en omdat die snelheid aanvanklik gering was en al meer en meer toeneem, het die gevoel van drukking van onder af gebly. Maar ná 'n paar minute, toe die maksimum snelheid behaal was en ons vaart dus eengalig aanhou, was dit dadelik of ons rus onder ons wegraak. Toe ons sien, hang ons almal los in ons spantoue.

"O magtig, Kerneels," sê ou Stoffel, "ons val! Die ding raak onder ons uit. Hy begin te makeer. Ons sweef almal los nes erte in 'n geskudde blaas."

"Nee, Stoffel," sê Loeloeraai, "ons styg nou op ons vinnigste. Maar die swaartekrag is afgesny: al wat binne die sfeer is, is absoluut sonder gewig - anders kon ons nie van die aarde weggekom het nie. Strek uit jou arm, Stoffel. So. Nou voel jy - jy hoef hom nie reguit te hou nie, hy bly self so. Daarom het ek ons in die spantoue laat gespe. Hierbinne is ons net soos ontliggaamde geeste. Wil julle sien? Kerneels, maak vir Engela tog los en gee haar 'n effentjiese stootjie."

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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