2,105 reputation
615
bio website
location Berlin, Germany
age 32
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Mar 17 at 20:31

Hi :)

I'm a native German speaker with passable (US-) English skills.

Born and raised in the western part of the beautiful and lucky city of Berlin, I've found relative joy in software development after a few years of aimless meandering and finally moving back to my beloved hometown.


May
27
answered How do you say that you're 'high' (from smoking marijuana) in German?
May
27
comment How do you say that you're 'high' (from smoking marijuana) in German?
I would say dicht and breit apply only to forms of intoxication that numb you, or at least not on those that energize you. You probably wouldn't say you're breit on speed.
May
26
comment Zusammen oder getrennt? Gibt es eine Regel?
Ich finde die Beispiele etwas unglücklich, aber das ist mehr gefühlt als gewusst: Zusammenschreiben kann etwas anderes als zusammen (gemeinsam) schreiben bedeuten. Sitzenbleiben (in der Schule nicht versetzt werden) ist etwas anderes als sitzen bleiben (sich nicht vom Stuhl erheben). Die Faustregel, dass übertragene Bedeutungen zusammengeschrieben (oder zusammen geschrieben? Erlaubt ist sicherlich beides) werden, wörtliche jedoch getrennt, finde ich gut. Das zusammengeschriebene Wort ist somit keine andere Schreibweise, sondern ein neues Wort mit eigenem Kontext und eigener Bedeutung.
May
26
comment Talking About Money
Sechser is probably outdated Berlin dialect. I wouldn't use it, but it's good to know it if you're living in Berlin/Brandenburg.
May
25
comment Is there a German sound that is similarly difficult for English speakers as th is for German speakers?
@FUZxxl wow, really? I didn't know TeX was supposed to be pronounced like that! I always thought it was pronounced "tek".
May
25
comment Eifersucht vs. Neid
@thei no, but IMHO you should not answer with dialect without indication. I see you've edited your post accordingly, thank you. I've started a question on meta, just so we get a clear guideline for the future. Feel free to discuss there :)
May
25
comment Eifersucht vs. Neid
This has nothing to do with where I live. Neidisch is ordinary high german, and I think that's what we should strive for here, if not explicitly stating otherwise. The Duden says (landschaftlich) neidig, so this is obviously not high german, which should probably be clarified.
May
25
comment Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
@Sean Patrick Floyd Yes, that is a special font, FF Cst Berlin, and it's still used on Berlin street signs. There are Fraktur-like versions of this ligature-ß as well, also found on Berlin street signs in old cities.
May
25
comment Eifersucht vs. Neid
It's neidisch, not neidig.
May
25
awarded  Commentator
May
25
comment Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
Yes, but that's not the preferred way. I might do it in names to avoid ambiguity, but this would introduce the new ambiguity whether someone might actually ba named "Schieszer". It's just a bad idea to capitalize a name with an ß in, because the only way to do it unambigously looks SCHEIßE. For ordinary words, I would always choose ß->SS. Or just avoid capitalisation at all.
May
25
answered Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
May
25
answered How would one say 'I solved the Dirac equation.', and 'You solved the Dirac equation?'?
May
25
answered Schibboleths für verschiedene norddeutsche Regionen?
May
25
awarded  Quorum
May
25
comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
I've just created a meta topic on this bug.
May
25
comment What is the correct way to denote a quotation in German?
@toscho I know, it's also short for inch in english. That doesn't mean it can't be used as a quotation mark when writing on a machine. It's not great style, typographically, but it's allowed.
May
25
comment What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
@Konrad Rudolf Thank you. I've found a workaround, but I think for a site that centers around a language where typographical correctness of quotation marks is important, we should consider a change of the main font.
May
25
revised What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
I have added inline code formatting (`), which displays quotation marks correctly. (at least for me)
May
25
comment What is the correct way to denote a quotation in German?
Excellent answer, but " is perfectly acceptable in machine-written text, for e-mail, forums, etc. Word should autocorrect to the correct marks when language is set to German (Germany).