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Mathematician, discrete and outspoken. Programmer and admin of various scientific and information systems. Amateur biologist and linguist.


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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
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comment Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
Accepted answer for inline extract, care to edit after reactions from various readers, cumulative corrections and extensions.
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revised Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?
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comment Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?
Wenn es ein Wort dafür gibt, ... Danke! Ich hätte es wissen sollen.
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asked Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?
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comment Gibt es im Deutschen Reste von anderen grammatischen Fällen als den vier üblichen?
Ist auf dem Lande auch ein Lokativ?
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comment Was ist das Partizip Perfekt eines englischen Lehnwortes wie “booten”?
Was sind die Formen, die von Microsoft oder Apple benutzen werden?
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revised Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
added a side usage question
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comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
@Octavian : I did not know this one. Looks a lot like an archaic way of parting in french: "J'ai bien l'honneur (... de vous saluer, de vous servir)", which is not used anymore since the XIXth century.
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asked Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
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comment Do Latin loanwords conserve their gender?
Mauer und murus seems to be cognates but I am not sure you could invoke direct import.
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comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
@Konrad : I agree and in this matter, there is certainly a lot to be left to the typographer for the whole design of the publication, and previous practice has been varied. Full spaces are often used in dialogues of theater plays for instance. Anyway we are not here to start a discussion on french typography, let's wait for French.SE :-) Have you committed yet?