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Sprache wurde für mich erst nach einem längeren Auslandsaufenthalt interessant. Damals habe ich gelernt, dass man tatsächlich in einer anderen Sprache denken und träumen kann. Man kann dadurch sogar einen Teil seiner Muttersprache (Schwäbisch) verlernen.

Seither interessiere ich mich dafür, wie verschieden Sprachen und Dialekte sind und wie gleich sie doch wieder sind, welche Nuancen eine Aussage klar machen oder verwässern, wie Mehrdeutigkeiten Spaß machen können.

Mit Sprache kann man jonglieren, balancieren und ohne Netz vom Hochseil stürzen.


Mar
26
asked Warum erhalten Zahlwörter manchmal das Suffix “-e”?
Mar
25
revised Sentence order when using “abends”, “morgens”, etc
deleted 3 characters in body; edited title
Mar
23
comment Of starting and stopping
I believe this question does need a specific context to be answerable in a sensible way (i.e. other than a long list of dictionary entries). Look how many synonyms start and stop have in English!
Mar
22
revised Is it true that 'Putzfrau' is used for males as well?
added 4 characters in body
Mar
22
answered Is it true that 'Putzfrau' is used for males as well?
Mar
19
comment Difference between 'Ich sollte' and 'Ich hätte … sollen'
related: german.stackexchange.com/q/799/23
Mar
19
revised Wort oder Redewendung für plötzliches, spontanes Vergessen
some minor grammar itches fixed, Abbrev remvd
Mar
19
revised Wort oder Redewendung für plötzliches, spontanes Vergessen
one too many...
Mar
16
revised Does “Jawohl” carry Nazi connotations?
cross-linked Kaleun to existing GL&U answer ;)
Mar
16
revised Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
add a suggestion that arose from comments
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
12
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
We may need some context from the usage of "schlagen" to tell.
Mar
11
answered Is “Für jeden ein Gewinn” grammatically correct?
Mar
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Mar
10
answered Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
Mar
10
comment “Von Des” vs. “Der”
Related: german.stackexchange.com/q/48/23
Mar
9
revised Recommended reading strategies for intermediate speakers to build up their German
+formatting +links
Mar
9
revised Difference in pronunciation of “Er” vs. “Ihr”
edited body
Mar
9
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
8
revised Which of these is more common to say? - zweideutig, mehrdeutig, vieldeutig
edited body