English: Afrikaans, under-resourced languages, automatic speech recognition, speech resources
Afrikaans: Afrikaans, hulpbronskaars tale, outomatiese spraakherkenning, spraakhulpbronne
English: Afrikaans is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. It is classified as an under-resourced language. No annotated broadband speech corpora currently exist for Afrikaans. This article reports on the development of speech resources for Afrikaans; specifically a broadband speech corpus and an extended pronunciation dictionary. Baseline results for an ASR system that was built using these resources are also presented. In addition; the article suggests different strategies to exploit the close relationship between Afrikaans and Dutch for the purposes of technology development.