Afrikaans: pronounced, "ahk nee-uh." Choke out an "ach" furball. Then mutter, spit, holler or cry the "nee" depending on emphasis.
English: translated, "alas, no." A phrase foreign to our tongues even in our language. Alas, we rarely intone such interjections.
How well do we express our true feelings? How deeply do we truly feel? Our unhappiness goes unuttered. Our sorrow is shallow. Our pity is petty. Our concern is less than.
Ach nee, People. Be honest. Have courage. Be real. Risk. Love. Talk to one another & not about one another.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love...
Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:2 & 32, NIV.
Now that you've cleaned up your lives by following the truth,
love one another as if your lives depended on it.
1 Peter 1:22, The Message.