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Ich hab im IDS-Korpus (Cosmas II) eine kurze Recherche gemacht mit einer schnellen Auswertung; für eine wissenschaftlichere Auswertung habe ich momentan leider keine Zeit. Zwei Tendenzen sind aber recht eindeutig, was die Phrase »Das ist nicht fair« betrifft: Im Verhältnis zu ihrem Gegenteil »Das ist fair« wird sie wesentlich frequenter verwendet (ca. ...


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The claim comes from the fact that Proto-Indo-European has a glaring lack of sounds said to be a voice bilabial stop */b/ (this would also include that sound in initial position in a word). The reflex of this sound would be /p/ in Germanic languages (and further changed to the sound /pf/ in certain places in certain German dialects). There is a lot of truth ...


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Duden lists a few alternatives (http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/fair). But first, we should think about context. We're not talking about a game here with set rules, but of social interaction, in which a certain behaviour does not violate set rules, but rules seen as common, at least by one party. Given that, I see three fitting words: gerecht ...


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Im Google Ngram Viewer taucht das Wort "fair" zuerst 1732 auf, "unfair" sogar 1727 und "Fairness" 1862. Alle drei sind seit dem späten 19. Jahrhundert in stets zunehmendem Gebrauch. Nach fast 300 Jahren Gebrauch empfindet kein Deutscher das Wort "fair" und seine Ableitungen mehr als fremd.


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@Marty: Das ist unfair! Das ist ungerecht! I think most negations are done by prefixing "un-" instead of using "nicht". At least when you use it as a normal statement. If you read somewhere "Das ist nicht fair!", it is like putting emphasis on the last two words and saying them slower to make sure the other person understands it is really not fair. The ...


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Using English words can be really popular among some people. Unfortunately, in some cases it can be exaggerated, especially in the form of 'Denglish' and if coming from the ones who try to come over as young and hip without necessarily being so, ie. managers and big corporations (Deutsche Bahn is a prime example). You might enjoy this article: ...



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