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Old German ways of saying “in particular”

Is "nämlich so" (or something spelled in a similar way) an abbreviation for an old way of saying "in particular"? The context I am working with seems to suggest that "in particular" might be the ...
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Meaning of Middle High German “uñ”

In translating some of the Middle High German of the Carmina Burana, my edition (piano/vocal edition of Orff's settings published by Schott, 1996) has the following verse: Suzer rosenvarwer munt, ...
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Ursprung der stimmhaften Aussprache von <s>

In zahlreichen Büchern über historische Sprachstufen des Deutschen (z. B. Alt- und Mittelhochdeutsch von Bergmann/Pauly/Moulin) wird darauf hingewiesen, dass die beiden Grapheme <s> und <z> ...
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“Mandaliet” in den Carmina Burana

In den Carmina Burana gibt es die Stelle: "Mandaliet, mandaliet, min geselle chumet niet." wobei "mandaliet" manchmal auch als zwei Wörter geschrieben wurde. Ich habe sowohl gehört, dass das Wort ...
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Swiss German: origin of gsi (gewesen)

Swiss German speakers use gsi in place of gewesen. What is the origin of gsi? Was there ever a old form gesein that sounds like gsi in the dialect? (my amateur opinion)
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Carnap's “d-and-p-quotation-marks”

This is a follow-up-question to Usage of 'éine' instead of 'eine' , because I am still reading that book. Maybe one of the people here have a clue to another thing I can't ...
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Was bedeutet “in jemandem sterben” in einem religiösen Zusammenhang?

Ich kenne eine Arie von J. S. Bach, deren Titel »Stirb in mir, Welt, und alle deine Liebe« lautet. Ich habe das auch irgendwo anders gehört, in dem Text eines Liedes. Was bedeutet das? Gibt es eine ...
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Gibt es Erbwörter mit “pf” oder “ff”?

Wenn man die Laute/Lautkombinationen pf und ff des Deutschen sprachgeschichtlich zurückverfolgt, stößt man auf folgende Lautentwicklung: Das indogermanische *b entwickelt sich beim Übergang zum ...
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Translate late 1800's postcard to English

I have a postcard from the family of my 3-times-great grandmother written in old German that was sent to some of their family that came to America. The picture was taken in Hechingen, Germany. My ...
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Usage of 'éine' instead of 'eine'

I'm reading "Der logische Aufbau der Welt" by Rudolf Carnap, which is quite an interesting book. But I found something I do not understand. Everytime he writes the numeral "eine" or "ein" etc. he ...
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The word “hart” meaning “glade”

I am told that the word hart was in the past a substantive (not only an adjective) with the meaning of "glade", like a "forest grade". As an example: Steinhart had the meaning of "the glade of the ...
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Der Genitiv von “Paket”: “des Pakets” oder “des Paketes”?

Ich suche den korrekten Genitiv des Worts Paket (des Wortes Paket?) Mir kommt "des Paketes" wie eine veraltete aber legale Form vor. Ist das 'e' vor dem Genitiv-s eine aussterbende Gattung?
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“Befreyung”: Was there an ey→ei spelling reform?

I recently saw a monument with the following text: AUCH SIE STARBEN FÜR DES VATERLANDES BEFREYUNG The spelling of "Befreiung" piqued my interest. Has there been a spelling reform changing more ...
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Read old handwritten Text

A few months ago I bought an old book, it was printed in ~1801 and it has a name entry (?) at the first page. Anybody can fully read that? I personally cannot. What I think: ... ... Auktion im ...