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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.


Jun
19
revised Wann verwendet man “bei” und wann “auf”
+Link to answer (user names may change) +Umlauts +Interpunction
Jun
19
answered Bifurcation of the “ei” vowel in Yiddish: why?
Jun
18
comment How do you say “to have an oil change” in German?
@TomAu: thank you for your effort but in this case (where answers exclusively address the oil change rather than the grammar concept) I believe we should wait for another, more general question asking for the German equivalent of "to have sth + done".
Jun
18
revised When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?
+additional example for difference dat/acc with "sitzen" (Q was edited for reopening)
Jun
18
revised When to use dative or accusative object with “sitzen”?
edited title
Jun
18
revised Does German “sollen” ever function like English “shall” to indicate a future or possibility (no element of expectation)?
format
Jun
17
comment “Ich mag ihn nicht” and expressing mild dislike of something
@DanLeifker: you can use it in writing too (but the more formal it is the more you may want to be specific).
Jun
17
revised What's the origin of the word “Frauenzimmer”?
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Jun
17
answered What's the origin of the word “Frauenzimmer”?
Jun
16
revised # (number sign) and * (asterisk) in German
added 1 character in body; edited tags
Jun
16
revised # (number sign) and * (asterisk) in German
+english names to feed Google robots
Jun
16
comment # (number sign) and * (asterisk) in German
@stevenvh: that's fine ... soon we will find it with ease in a quick Google-search (pointing to us as reference) ;)
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on # (number sign) and * (asterisk) in German
Jun
14
comment “Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?
@embert: why not translate the essential parts to make it an answer here (or in the Q I linked to above)? An english refererence on Erikativ/Indikativ would be great for the site.
Jun
13
comment “Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?
It is usage of the "Erikativ" or "Inflektiv" - see german.stackexchange.com/questions/7054/…
Jun
13
revised Warum ist das Beschreiben von Gerüchen (ohne Vergleich) so schwer?
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Jun
13
answered Warum ist das Beschreiben von Gerüchen (ohne Vergleich) so schwer?
Jun
12
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
12
comment How do you say “small rabbit” in German?
+1: that's the kind of answer we love to see here. Well researched and nicely written up.