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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.


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comment What's the correct American translation for the family name “Würker”?
This may probably better be answered at genealogy.stackexchange.com
Sep
25
comment What's the correct American translation for the family name “Würker”?
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Sep
25
answered What's the correct American translation for the family name “Würker”?
Sep
25
revised When does “war” change to “wäre gewesen” rather than just “wäre” in the conditional?
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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment Difference between “umgezogen” and “verzogen”
Thanks for all these suggestions... edited that in an made it CW for anybody who wants to further add some.
Sep
24
revised Difference between “umgezogen” and “verzogen”
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revised Difference between “umgezogen” and “verzogen”
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answered Difference between “umgezogen” and “verzogen”
Sep
24
revised Translation of “Und ob”
edited title to better reflect the idiom used here; edited tags
Sep
24
revised Was bedeutet “angezeckt”?
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Sep
24
answered Lemma, Grundform-Lexikon deutscher Sprache
Sep
21
comment Accurate translation of “bildungsfern”
@Wrzlprmft: we should also not be too picky on how to formulate a question. IMO some few German to English requests are fine as long as the German part needs our expertise. At least the title was great for Google... but admittedly the nachhaltigkeitsfern part is somewhat misleading - it should probably be asked in a more general question on the usage of the suffix -fern. <-- Wink mit dem Zaunpfahl
Sep
20
comment Accurate translation of “bildungsfern”
It is borderline on topic as dictionaries fail, and to know what it means we need quite some knowledge in German. Please also note that this question is on top of search results when googling for "bildungsfern", "translate bildungsfern", or "German bildungsfern". It's these questions that may cause traffic to the site!
Sep
20
answered Accurate translation of “bildungsfern”
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revised Where do personal pronouns in subsequent sentences refer to?
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comment Accurate translation of “bildungsfern”
@Ingo: this should be an answer not a comment.
Sep
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answered Where do personal pronouns in subsequent sentences refer to?
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revised Resources for learning German
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Sep
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comment Resources for learning German
@optim1st: the Babbel basic courses are free.