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Feb
20
comment Why is there a definite article precedent to a name?
Err... whoops. I missed that Em1's answer already references this article throughout.
Feb
20
comment Why is there a definite article precedent to a name?
cf. Zwiebelfisch
Feb
16
comment When do we omit the trailing “-e” in 1st person singular?
You... you are funney. Iseewatchadidthere. I love you! cries :P
Feb
16
comment When do we omit the trailing “-e” in 1st person singular?
Or, economizing even further: sis or sischo spät. ;)
Feb
8
comment Words for the degree of carbonation of German mineral water
"Why does everyone think..." Yes. Why, oh why?
Feb
8
comment Was bedeutet eigentlich “gesäßkalt”?
Ich wollte es auch erst ohne Umlaut und Esszett schreiben, aber dann dachte ich mir, diese Finsterlinge werden uns hier nicht unserer schönen teutschen Buchstaben berauben. muhaha
Feb
7
answered Was bedeutet eigentlich “gesäßkalt”?
Feb
7
comment Was bedeutet eigentlich “gesäßkalt”?
@JohnSmithers: Das war nur eine Vermutung mit praktisch null Recherche. Und da mir die Dialekte unserer südlichen Nachbarn nicht geheuer sind, bin ich da besonders vorsichtig. ;)
Feb
7
comment Was bedeutet eigentlich “gesäßkalt”?
Klingt wie ein Euphemismus für arschkalt. Der Spiegel lässt mit dem Begriff "Kachelmannsche Wetterwörter" vermuten, dass diese Wörter nicht sonderlich verbreitet sind.
Feb
2
reviewed Reject Are second-hand books suitable for learning German?
Feb
1
comment Did the connotation of “emsig” change?
Agreed. I think when not used ironically the word even expresses admiration.
Feb
1
comment Roman Numeral 2 (II) under Bundesadler
I'm really not sure whether this is language related. Let's see where it is going...
Jan
31
comment Did the connotation of “emsig” change?
Personally I think the question is fine. Knowing what is or might be offending is extremely useful when conversing with people in one's non-native language.
Jan
31
comment Did the connotation of “emsig” change?
@Takkat: It's not like it's nobody. Imagine a grandmother that makes 50 elaborate presents for her 50 grandchildren. She definitely would be emsig. ;)
Jan
31
answered Did the connotation of “emsig” change?
Jan
30
reviewed Reject Welche Schriftsteller oder Dichter waren für die Entwicklung der deutschen Sprache ausschlaggebend?
Jan
27
comment Are the subjunctives of “brauchen” and “verbrauchen” different?
@Hendrik: And what would be your conclusion if all synonyms also increased by the same factor? Hopefully a different one than in the case where synonyms did not increase or even decreased.
Jan
27
comment Are the subjunctives of “brauchen” and “verbrauchen” different?
@Hendrik: I think an ngram of a single word without a comparison is next to useless.
Jan
25
comment What typographical rules are applied when creating the “Esszett” in a new font?
@Takkat: I agree that the keyboard question is not really on topic either. However the other two are questions about punctuation which is part of German orthography. Character design certainly is not.
Jan
24
comment What typographical rules are applied when creating the “Esszett” in a new font?
Come to think of it, this question is actually off-topic. There is a graphic design site that should be better suited.