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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.


Aug
7
comment What's the opposite of “jawohl”?
@user3235: there is no negative connotation to jawohl, see german.stackexchange.com/questions/1437/…
Aug
7
comment Warum verwendet man im Deutschen Ortsadverbien und -pronomen so oft
Die Grimms schreiben zu wo ...zur kurzvokalischen form gehören auszer den oben genannten ost- und westgerm. bezeichnungen für 'wo' noch die lokaladverbia der richtung: ahd. (h)wara, mhd. und frühnhd. war(e), as. hwar, mnd. (nd.) war und das ostgerm. fragepronomen got. arjis, an. hverr 'welcher?' (vgl. das gleichgebildete lit. kurìs 'welcher' aus ku jìs, also wörtlich 'wo er'); ferner ai. kár-hi 'wann?'.
Aug
6
comment When to use articles as in “Was für” versus “Was für ein”?
@Emanuel: please read the answer before voting. It is uncommon in the example. It may however be used by a very young kid saying "was für Kleider hast du an?", and or of course in a different context. I feel it is important to this site to point of colloquial usage od language.
Aug
5
comment “schmecken lassen”: Tuck in?
Agreed. Added a more polite variant which may come closer.
Aug
5
revised “schmecken lassen”: Tuck in?
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Aug
5
answered When to use articles as in “Was für” versus “Was für ein”?
Aug
5
answered “schmecken lassen”: Tuck in?
Aug
5
revised Eines Tages - Also used with past?
added 1 characters in body
Aug
4
comment Hidden meaning in this Heine-Schumann poem from “Dichterliebe”
@Emanuel your comment should be an answer (IMO a good one too).
Aug
4
reviewed Edit sociolinguistics tag wiki excerpt
Aug
4
revised sociolinguistics wiki excerpt
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Aug
4
comment Eines Tages - Also used with past?
Well, it is the present tense gramatically. I edited the answer to also include this, as otherwise it would have been incomplete. Actually we can use "Eines Tages" with all tenses, including subjunctive, and passive mode.
Aug
3
revised Eines Tages - Also used with past?
added 212 characters in body
Aug
3
answered Eines Tages - Also used with past?
Aug
2
revised Is it “wenn” or “falls”?
added 5 characters in body
Aug
1
answered Was schreibt man, um einen Witz anzudeuten, ohne Emoticons zu nutzen?
Aug
1
revised Passive sentence as a subordinate clause in Perfekt: arranging the verbal parts
+ 't'
Aug
1
revised Englisch Kurs, Englischer Kurs, or Englischkurs
+ the small but decisive 'not' ;)
Aug
1
revised “Frühstück” or “Morgenessen”
+addition from comments
Jul
29
comment Indirect speech in this context
Questions on "what do I say" can not always be answered with a grammatically correct version. In this case the answer above is correct, as it is probably the most common variant in spoken German. This is not so in a written text, where grammar rules for indirect speech are different but this was not asked here. We should treat people who contribute here with respect. In case we feel our question is not answered - use your votes, but please don't accuse people of not having understood the question properly. It may then also be that the question needs an edit.