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Aug
20
comment Difference in pronunciation “Seiten” vs “Saiten”
@Em1 I was until today not aware that my pronunciation might be not the standard way, I was absolutely sure that there was a difference and anyone who slurred this was just a sloppy speaker. And as chirlu didn't cite any references, I just took the liberty of adding my opinion. I do distinguish between Lärche and Lerche, too, by the way... ;)
Aug
20
comment Difference in pronunciation “Seiten” vs “Saiten”
I do not pronounce them the same, I distinguish betwenn Saite with [aɪ̯] and Seite with [ɛɪ̯], as in the answer by @Takkat. But that may be due to the fact that my father is originally from Stuttgart...
Aug
20
comment Difference in pronunciation “Seiten” vs “Saiten”
@Dustin Gäste is not homophonous with Geste where I live, it's [ˈɡɛstə] and [ˈɡeːstə] respectively.
Aug
12
reviewed No Action Needed etymology of “harren” (wait or await in English)
Aug
12
reviewed Reviewed How do you say “I walked in the park” in German?
Aug
12
reviewed No Action Needed Meaning of “behind” when translated from German
Aug
8
revised How come there are two ways to conjugate the same verb? (e.g. erschrecken)
Fixed two typos that made understanding the post more difficult (at least for me) and added conjugated forms for "backen"
Aug
8
comment How come there are two ways to conjugate the same verb? (e.g. erschrecken)
Mit gegangen, mit gefangen, ...
Aug
8
suggested suggested edit on How come there are two ways to conjugate the same verb? (e.g. erschrecken)
Aug
8
comment When would one use “im” and “am” rather than “in dem” and "an dem?
@ArmenTsirunyan Where I live not only "überm" but also "übern" is used. Also "unterm"/"untern", "durchn", "in'n", "mitm", "miter" (for "mit der") and so on are used.
Jul
2
reviewed No Action Needed What do you call being “on hold” on the telephone in German?
Jul
2
comment Are there any German Internet slang acronyms like “LOL”?
Fallen die in Deinem letzten Absatz beschriebenen Formen nicht unter Inflektiv? In dem Artikel werden auch andere Aspekte der Zwischen-Sternchen-Schreibweise kurz behandelt...
Jul
1
reviewed Reviewed When does one use “von” and when “durch” to form the passive?
Jun
26
comment Nummerierung im Text
@chirlu Wäre dann umgekehrt auch "20te" in Ordnung? Wenn ein doppeltes "t" ignoriert werden kann, dann doch auch ein fehlendes "s", oder?
Jun
26
comment Nummerierung im Text
B ist falsch, denn es müsste "8e" heißen, das "t" ist in "acht" doch schon enthalten, oder?
Jun
26
comment In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein-Form gebräuchlich?
Ach ja, der Wem-sing-Fall... - Aber diese Frage an sich scheint mir zu viele "richtige" Antworten zu provozieren, ich halte sie für nicht zielführend.
Jun
26
comment Nouns with 2 genitive forms (-s/-es). When to use each?
The important part is the last part of the first sentence: The "e" is just there to help you pronounce the word. In my opinion it usually sounds and feels wrong to drop it, though. "Der Gipfel des Bergs" oder "um des Brauchs willen" just doesn't work for me.
Apr
30
awarded  Yearling
Feb
28
comment How to say “I ate too much” in German?
How does the second question belong in GLU?
Feb
28
comment Was bedeutet “Schneckattack” in der Jugendsprache?
Nicht ganz ohne Bezug: Ich nehme an, dass die Bildung des Begriffs auf den deutschen Titel des Films "Eight Legged Freaks" Bezug nimmt. MIt dem selben Homoioteleuton spielte ja auch Lars Becker bei "Kanak Attack" (hier aber wohl anders ausgesprochen...)