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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.


Jul
17
answered What is the accurate translation of “stands to reason” within a “logical” context?
Jul
17
comment For new words which are often nouns who sets the gender?
@userunknown: genau deshalb in meinem ersten Satz: es gibt keine Regeln, man muss es nachschlagen. Die Grundprinzipien (die natürlich keine Regeln sind!), die zur Anwendung kommen habe ich aus Canoo.net zitiert. Was daran "not useful" sein soll ist mir gänzlich schleierhaft.
Jul
16
comment How do Germans associate neologisms and borrowed nouns with a gender/linguistic feature when this is not clear from the language of origin?
yeah -its sometimes hard to find similar questions if one is English, the other is German - I missed the German question too - ty @chirlu ;)
Jul
16
comment How do Germans associate neologisms and borrowed nouns with a gender/linguistic feature when this is not clear from the language of origin?
See if this Q&A here: german.stackexchange.com/questions/5545/… give you an idea on how to edit your qestion to make it different ;)
Jul
16
comment Is there a grammatically accurate chart for reported speech in German?
Third link, ready to use as template for a great answer canoo.net/services/OnlineGrammar/Wort/Verb/Modi/…
Jul
16
answered Correct cases in a composite complement involving more than a single preposition
Jul
15
comment How to tell date in German?
yeah, sure it's not a good answer, because its incomplete but its not wrong either. 3(!) downvotes without further explanation is bad style. This should not happen to a new user who only came here today to contribute. We should put more effort in helping people how to give good answers - my 2 ct.
Jul
15
comment How to tell date in German?
@downvoters: please note that this was the first answer posted here, and it is a valid answer (even though admittedly we do have better ones in the meantime). Related: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/422/…
Jul
15
revised How is “lassen” used in the context of this sentence?
lassen is not "always" used with third party
Jul
14
comment The word “hart” meaning “glade”
yeah - Hardthöhe is another nice example :)
Jul
13
revised Meaning of “Was für ein”?
added 2 characters in body
Jul
13
revised Correct usage of “beide”: does it require the article?
+capitals -chat abbreviations
Jul
13
revised Correct usage of “beide”: does it require the article?
minor grammar
Jul
13
comment Correct usage of “beide”: does it require the article?
Because the grammar itches are not related to the question it is better to edit for appropriate grammar. I also edited the answer to reflect this.
Jul
13
revised The word “hart” meaning “glade”
+Steinhart
Jul
13
comment The word “hart” meaning “glade”
@downvoters please re-consider your downvotes. The question is on-topic, clearly written, and does show some research effort. Please do not vote carelessly.
Jul
13
answered The word “hart” meaning “glade”
Jul
13
comment Doch vs. noch/gar?
@Emanuel: it may be the same issue than ever: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/422/…. Sadly we can do nothing about this :/
Jul
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod”: is German really loosing Genitiv? (Evolutionary viewpoint)
Jul
11
revised German word for “probability score” or “likelihood”?
+comments