The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
73 views

Modal verbs: why those endings?

Ich muss - wir müssen Ich mag - wir mögen Ich kann - wir können Ich darf - wir dürfen Why are the singular persons so different from the infinitive form, for these verbs? It's clearly not umlaut, ...
4
votes
2answers
377 views

How to learn/explain to pronounce Ä,Ö,Ü,Z,CH?

How do I learn to pronounce Ä (at least 2 different: "Ärzte" + slightly different "Ärmel", "ätzend") Ö (at least 2 different: "Öl", "Öffnung" + slightly different "Löffel") Ü (at least 2 ...
2
votes
1answer
171 views

Umlaute in Namen ins lateinische Alphabet übertragen [closed]

Als Besitzer eines Umlauts (ü) im Namen lernt man recht schnell, dass dieses auf Dokumenten oder in Computersoftware oder auch nur im Kreuzworträtsel in ein ue gewandelt wird, gleichermaßen mit äund ...
1
vote
3answers
251 views

How to invertibly transcript german umlauts in ASCII?

In a big set of files I need to transcript non-ASCII letters (especially umlauts and es-zed) as something easy to type and also easy to read. This precludes the usage of something like ü or ...
6
votes
2answers
150 views

Warum hat »nächtlich« einen Umlaut und »weihnachtlich« keinen?

Weihnachtlich und nächtlich sind Adjektive, die vom gleichen Wort abgeleitet sind. Warum hat ein Wort einen Umlaut und das andere keinen?
5
votes
3answers
464 views

How should an Umlaut be written?

This sounds like a silly question, but our teacher said it should be 2) in the image below: She said 1) is wrong! I almost fell off my chair. I've never seen it printed with the strokes. Not in ...
10
votes
2answers
8k views

Which German word contains the most ä, ö, ü, and ß in any variation?

I'm German and residing in France. When I was asked the following question the only word which came into my mind was Gesäß. Which German word contains the most ä, ö, ü, and ß in any variation? Are ...
4
votes
2answers
14k views

Conversion table for diacritics (e.g. “ü” → “ue”)

I am looking for a table for converting German diacritics into their non-diacritic character combination equivalent. For instance that table would indicate that the umlaut ü may be converted to ue). ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

How to type umlaut over a dash as in many German dictionaries?

In the German-English dictionary that I have, it shows plural of nouns in suffix form. When it includes an umlaut also, it mentions it by having an umlaut over dash. For an example from dictionary, ...
5
votes
1answer
408 views

Noun-to-adjective: when does the vowel shift?

I recently noticed that I am unable to recognize when a vowel shift should occur in going from the noun to the adjective. I wrote vielzählig when I believe it should have been vielzahlig. On the other ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

How to alphabetically sort a list of names?

How do you alphabetically sort German names when a list contains last names starting with "Von ...", "De ...", "Van ..." etc.? Also, how are words with umlauts (ä, ö, ü) and other diacritical ...
13
votes
2answers
394 views

Umlaute im Fraktursatz

Setzt man im Fraktursatz Umlaute auf Großbuchstaben, oder umschreibt man diese mit Ae o.ä.? Ich habe bei der Verwendung der yfonts in LaTeX festgestellt, dass diese fehlen. Wie ist hier die ...
15
votes
3answers
2k views

Which letters does the German alphabet consist of?

I mean the “official” or “traditional” alphabet, such as the one taught in schools to children. Is the ordering the same as English? Does it include ‘C’, which I notice never seems to show up in ...
13
votes
12answers
20k views

Wie schreibt man Umlaute und scharfes S auf nichtdeutschen Tastaturen?

Transl: How do you write Umlauts and ß on non-German keyboards? Wie schreibt man Umlaute und ß auf einer US-Tastatur?
19
votes
8answers
4k views

Is it acceptable to omit umlauts and put an extra 'e' instead?

It's a pain when you haven't got a German keyboard to figure these characters out. Is it acceptable from a style perspective?