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Feb
25
comment How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
@EugeneSeidel: thanks for the correction. Unfortunately, it made no difference. (Since my command of German is tenuous, I rarely use "double quotes" when I search for German words, to avail myself of the search engine's inexact matching capability. Therefore it's perhaps not surprising that fixing my error did not produce more hits.)
Feb
25
revised How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
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Feb
24
comment How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
@knut: Thanks, but, as I emphasized in my question, I am not looking for Bildwörterbücher.
Feb
24
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24
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24
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Feb
24
revised How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
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Feb
24
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24
revised How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
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asked How does one say “illustrated dictionary” in German?
Jan
12
comment Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
@Em1 No, not quite. What I'm looking for could be called an "annotated thesaurus". In contrast to a typical thesaurus, instead of listing all or most synonyms, it lists only the most common ones, but explains the subtle differences that may exist among them.
Jan
12
revised Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
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revised Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
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Jan
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asked Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*
Jan
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accepted Relative frequency of composite nouns of three or more parts
Dec
26
revised nutzen/nützen, tauschen/täuschen, wagen/wägen, etc
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Dec
26
comment Etymologie von “gemein”
Here's one way to look at it: one would expect that patricians and plebeians will attach rather different connotations to words associated with "the common people": derogatory ones for the former (e.g. "mean"=lowly,nasty; "common"=ordinary,vulgar;), and neutral/positive ones for the latter ("mean"=average,normal; "common"=ours, as in "commonwealth", "community", "common good", "common decency", etc.) The language retains all these echoes, even when they come from opposing camps.
Dec
26
asked nutzen/nützen, tauschen/täuschen, wagen/wägen, etc
Dec
26
comment Etymologie von “gemein”
FWIW, the same thing happens in English with "mean" (which can be taken either as "average", or as "base, vile, evil"), and even with the Latin-derived "community" and "common" (which can be used in the sense of "ordinary, vulgar, lowborn"). A historical connection between the two meanings seems quite plausible to me.
Dec
23
comment Looking for a collection of audio samples comparing German accents
In my Google searches I tried various combinations of Akzent, Vergleich, and Hörbeispiele... I could use better keywords...