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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
29
comment What is abbreviated to “penn'”
To close voters: It is not to be expected that we will find an entry for penn in a dictionary. Do we really want a disclaimer "Folks I looked in this and that dictionary but my word is not listed" on each and every word request? If you don't want to see any of these questions at all please discuss this on Meta. meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/698/…
Jun
29
answered Historischer Gebrauch des Begriffs “Kanakermann”
Jun
27
revised Unterschied zwischen “auf etwas ankommen” und “von etwas abhängen”
added 5 characters in body
Jun
27
comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
If you disagree, please discuss that on Meta: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/698/…
Jun
27
comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
Duden appears to be the only contemporary dictionary having an entry for the adjective gelenk. Please do not close this question for "lack of research effort". We should not expect a user to consult all dictionaries (including those he may have no access to) before asking here. For a non-native user Duden may not really be the dictionary of first choice.
Jun
27
comment Haben Wörter mit Endungen auf „-männin” sexistische Konnotation?
Makes me wonder why only the Irish Google presents us such nice tables.
Jun
27
revised Haben Wörter mit Endungen auf „-männin” sexistische Konnotation?
formatting help
Jun
26
revised Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
added 3 characters in body
Jun
25
comment Most terrible-sounding mistakes in German
Please use Meta for Meta discussion: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/693/… (12 off-topic Meta comments removed)
Jun
25
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
24
answered Individuell/Individual- and Generell/General- Phenomena
Jun
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
20
comment Bifurcation of the “ei” vowel in Yiddish: why?
@Crissov: never thought of this, but that's interesting indeed :)
Jun
20
revised Why is “my father's book” constructed differently in German
+picture of ngram
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)?
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