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PhD student at MPI-SWS.


Aug
7
awarded  Commentator
Aug
7
comment Learning German helpful for any other language learning?
Allow me to disagree. German is my native language, and I found the grammatical structure of Latin and German to be quite different. Sure, there are similarities, and if you speak a language that doesn't have, e.g., noun cases, learning that aspect of Latin will complicate things. But staying with the example, the Latin noun case system seemed to be way more complex to me, and knowing things from German didn't help much.
Aug
7
comment Learning German helpful for any other language learning?
"A lot of German grammar structures are very close to Latin, so it will help you learn other Latin languages." - Citation needed. While German shares some properties with Latin, the Romance languages are much more similar to Latin, and many of the features that both languages have in common (case system, tenses, ...) also occur in many other Indo-European languages.
Dec
27
comment Translation of “someone will remind you of the danger”
JFTR: Gemahnen is a lot less commonly used than erinnern.
Jul
5
comment What are the historical reasons behind false friends English/German (and reverse)?
@Emanuel: I've never heard of such a conference. Could you please provide some reference?
Jun
10
comment What is the difference between “versuchen” and “probieren”?
For me, "versuchen" is not quite synonymous to "probieren" - I find "probieren" to have a connotation that a failure would not be a (big) problem, while "versuchen" doesn't.
May
7
comment Phonetic help for 'Frobenius'
I tend to pronounce that guy [fʁɔ'beːnjus]
Apr
7
comment Does the German language have a Shakespeare?
"I do not know how this came to be": The authors of classical German literature (Goethe, Schiller and so on) greatly admired Shakespeare and and would reference him quite a bit.
Mar
3
comment Can I say “Montags und donnerstags gehe ich zur Uni um halb elf.” Is this the correct word order?
Ditto. This "rule" is a fairly good guideline, but it can and will be broken regularly.
Mar
1
comment What's the “more correct” term — “achronologisch” or “antichronologisch”?
There's a difference between "unchronolgisch" (not chronological, i.e., in random order) and "antichronologisch" (in reverse order).
Nov
25
comment Meaning of “Komplex” (mathematical context)
I think you mean chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/36 - this is a math question, not a Mathematica question.
Nov
25
awarded  Autobiographer