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in conjunction with my knowledge that some well-known english philosophers do speak german, im wondering why they learn german.
Alot of important philosophy was written in german in the last centuries (Kant, Hegel). There are translations. But do these philosophers prefer to read it in original language? And why? Are there advantages in writing complex differentiated thoughts in german? Or are there only bad translations available for these old texts? (i doubt as they are ground setting for many philosophical disciplines)
Personally a big advantage to me is the convention to write the first letter of every noun as capital. Makes it imo alot easier to read a very sophisticated philosophical text. Also heavy use of subordinate clauses shows probably better, how a single thought is related to another one, a hierarchy of thoughts/proposals. German language just seems to be very exact from this point of view and to have more options expressing complex thoughts in an easy manner?
Any scientific links on this topic would be highly appreciated. We all here know that the right programming language can save a lot of time formulating a distinct problem as a computable algorithm. Maybe as a analogy, can every language be reduced to another one or a common basic language (assuming the vocabulary doesnt differ in "semantic options"). For programming languages this is obviously true (C, Assembly, Machine code). How about spoken languages?