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Artikel vs Artikelwort

Most grammars of German only call the definite and indefinite articles by the term "Artikel". This appears as utter nonsense to me, and I wonder whether someone can explain to me the reason for this ...
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Pejorative gerund

Take a look at the following words: Gelaufe, Gelerne, Geschufte, Geballer, Geschredder, Geschwätz, Gelaber There seems to be an construction one could call "pejorative gerund", which ...
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Tense and Aspect

Most linguists recognize two tenses in English, present and past, although other verb forms are often mistakenly described as tenses. I walk is present tense and I walked is past tense. A form such as ...
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Is there a German word to describe sentence parts which are delimited by commas?

Is there a general word to describe a sentence part, such as a relative clause, but also an infinitive clause? Gibt es ein allgemeines Wort, um Satzteile – zum Beispiel einen Relativsatz, aber auch ...