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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
23
comment How to pronounce “Universität”?
german.stackexchange.com/questions/11096/…
Mar
23
asked Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einer Spachvarietät und einem Dialekt?
Mar
23
comment How to pronounce “Universität”?
In addition the ORF, SF, DRS, and Radio Bolzano also use this database.
Mar
23
comment How to pronounce “Universität”?
@HubertSchölnast: yeah that's pretty much the same for almost all German speaking regions including Bavaria, Switzerland, Saxonia, Swabia, Hesse, and more. For learners it is very confusing to tell them they should not use the Hanover pronunciation when in Austria, or elsewhere. Also I doubt that people who learn German as a foreign language really want to learn a Swabian, Saxonian, Swiss, or Austrian dialect.
Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
22
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
22
answered How to pronounce “Universität”?
Mar
22
revised Difference between riechen an und riechen nach
format
Mar
22
comment Difference between riechen an und riechen nach
Questions about differences in meaning should show reserach effort (see meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/628/…). What did your dictionaries say? Why did you not find your answer there?
Mar
21
revised German word equivalents for 'prison' in a metaphorical sense
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Mar
21
comment German word equivalents for 'prison' in a metaphorical sense
@collapsar: we do not know where the quote is from nor what the intention of this quote may have been. So all is open for speculation - nevertheless I never heard of "geistiges Gefängnis", and would not really know what it is supposed to mean if we had just invented it. However I made an edit to reflect both, positive, and negative connotations.
Mar
21
answered German word equivalents for 'prison' in a metaphorical sense
Mar
20
comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
Yeah they are - in theory it's how pupils are supposed to develop their own handwriting based on these... epic fail IMO ;)
Mar
20
comment How different is German handwriting from American's?
There also is the "Lateinische Ausgangsschrift" and the "Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift". The latter is taught to our children today.
Mar
20
revised How different is German handwriting from American's?
title to better reflect question
Mar
19
comment Unterschied zwischen “Lebensinhalt” und “Lebenssinn”?
Please consider to elaborate you question (with an edit) to make answers other than "yes" possible. What did your dictionaries say? Did you find any possibilities you may have issues with? As it stands now people likely will close it. See meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/628/…
Mar
18
comment Geschlecht neuer zählbarer und unzählbarer Substantive
also possibly a duplicate: german.stackexchange.com/questions/5545/…
Mar
17
revised kurzschwarzhaarige Frau oder kurz schwarzhaarige Frau
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Mar
16
answered Comparing German words for different contexts of “commute” to mean traveling to work?
Mar
16
comment Meaning of “einfach”
Translation requests from German to English are off topic unless we are asking for a difficult phrase. See meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/136/…