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Aug
27
answered What is a good way to start learning German?
Aug
27
comment English analog to “Stelzbock” or why so few sexual cusses for men?
This seems to be a sociology/cultural question and where it does become a language question it's asking about English in comparison to already known terms in German, not asking about German. As such it seems to belong more on english L&U than here.
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
I did some hunting on the English Wiktionary and in fact I can only find one German word from any Baltic language. "Elen", a synonym for "Elch" from Lithuanian. I don't know how rare or regional it is...
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
I'm in chat now if I can help clear anything up there. It works better than back and forth in comments.
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
I don't think your reasoning is sufficient. Wikipedia says Old Prussian wasn't fully extinct until the 19th century so it seems possible some localized words may have been retained just as has happened in many other languages around the world.
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
I am talking about the Baltic language. What have I said that makes you think otherwise? Sorry for the confusion.
Aug
26
revised Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
call it Old Prussian instead of Prussian and try to explain why i didn't do it from the beginning
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
Sorry @Sean Patrick Floyd: I did mean the Old Prussian language and added a link to make that clear and some comments asking if I should make it more explicit. I guess I should...
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
Yes I did add the link - was that enough?
Aug
26
comment Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
I wasn't sure whether to call it Old Prussian since that sounded a bit technical. I see the smiley but if the question really could confuse people thinking I meant the modern dialect rather than the now extinct Baltic language. Let me know if I should change it or just go ahead and edit it (-:
Aug
26
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Aug
26
revised Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
link to wikipedia article on old prussian
Aug
26
asked Did German borrow any words from Old Prussian?
Jul
29
comment How to alphabetically sort a list of names?
Yes many languages have specialized sorting rules for telephone books. In English Mc- and Mac- are often (possibly always) sorted together.
Jul
26
comment Is it good style to use latin phrases?
Personally I'm always surprised how much Latin I see in German writing considering my assumption that German had much less contact/influence from Latin and romance languages than English did.
Jul
24
comment Where does/did word-formation in German language happen?
Can you name some of these scientists and their fields?
Jul
16
comment Why do many english philosophers speak german, can german philosophical texts be translated hardly?
What do you mean by "translated hardly". We don't use the word "hardly" this way in English where it would normally come before a verb and means "barely" which doesn't seem to fit your question. Do you mean "translated literally" perhaps?
Jul
16
comment Is Walliserdeutsch generally considered the hardest to understand German dialect?
@Hendrik: Ah perhaps "cross" was a bad choice of words. There certainly is a dialect continuum between German and Dutch and Frisian but there isn't anything like a dialect continuum between English and Dutch or Frisian but I'm yet to do a linguistic tour of rural England or Netherlands to listen to the dialects and accents change. It would be fun though (-:
Jul
16
comment Is Walliserdeutsch generally considered the hardest to understand German dialect?
@Hendrik Vogt: I think Dutch developed before English so I can't see how it could be the product of English and German crossing.
Jul
16
comment Is Walliserdeutsch generally considered the hardest to understand German dialect?
@burbuja: If German and Swiss German are completely different then the difference between for instance German and Arabic must be completer (-: