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May
18
comment “Fehlen” weak, “empfehlen” strong. But “finden” and “empfinden” both strong. Cases when [some_verb] conjugates differently from [prefix+some_verb]?
@Em1: the classical example is "hängen" (transitive vs. intransitive). That's indeed the same pattern as in "einweichen" vs. "zurückweichen".
Apr
13
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Mar
17
answered Doppelter Akkusativ in 'Ich schere mich einen Dreck darum'
Mar
16
comment Verwandle die Finalsätze in Präpositionalausdrücke
Die Mutter nimmt ein Tuch zum Behufe der Fensterreinigung. ;-)
Mar
16
answered Positions of verbs in clauses
Mar
16
comment Modal verbs: preterite or perfect?
I don't think there are special rules or conventions for modal verbs. (Most native speakers probably don't know what a modal verb is.)
Jan
26
comment Two quotes (without quotation marks) in *one* sentence, introduced by two colons?
I'd consider the original quote correct. But then, I'd also consider all your suggestions correct, and they all have the same meaning as the original. So it's really a matter of personal preference.
Oct
2
comment Fugenkonsonanten bei zusammengesetzten Wörtern
@Em1: Wiktionary ist hier widersprüchlich, denn der Plural "Recke" wird angeblich "Recks" ausgesprochen (siehe unter Aussprache). Der Plural scheint in jedem Fall extrem selten zu sein, ich würde aber auch "Recks" bevorzugen.
Sep
5
comment Plural of Assembly
Es ist ein deutsches Wort, das aus dem Englischen übernommen wurde. "Assemblies" würde ich sicher nicht als falsch ansehen, aber doch "Assemblys" bevorzugen, zumal es sogar in der offiziellen Dokumentation verwendet wird.
Sep
5
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Sep
5
comment Plural of Assembly
-1. There is no standard rule to add "s" to form a plural–in fact, German words rarely use "s" as plural marker. It's very common for words derived from English, though. I also strongly disagree with your other suggestion. When used in a text, "Assembly" is just a normal German word, and should therefore be capitalized like any German noun, and never put in quotes (it's not a quotation!) or italicized. Regarding the plural form, I'd consider both variants ("Assemblys" and "Assemblies") correct, with a slight preference towards the former, which is analogous to "Babys" and "Partys".
Jul
9
answered How to type umlaut over a dash as in many German dictionaries?
Jun
3
comment Wie werden umgangssprachliche Auslassungen schriftlich dargestellt?
Ich vermute, dass das Leerzeichen nur gesetzt werden kann, wenn sich durch Leerzeichen plus Apostroph die Aussprache ändern kann: „So ’n“ kann einen Glottisschlag (?) enthalten, „für’n“ eher nicht.
Jun
3
answered Double consonants in German
Jun
3
comment Double consonants in German
On the other hand, many of the minimal pairs are also cases where the only difference in the spelling is the double consonant.
May
5
comment peculiar verbal sentence opening
An interesting consequence of the existence of uneingeleitete Nebensätze and the subject–verb inversion in main clauses after subordinate clauses is that constructs of the form "verb noun, verb noun" are grammatically correct without distinguishing in any way between main and subordinate clause ("Haste Scheiße am Fuß, haste Scheiße am Fuß" – Andreas Brehme).
May
5
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May
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May
1
answered “without me” in German
Apr
30
answered Komma vor “und” bei Aufzählungen mit Mehrdeutigkeit