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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
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to say “to check the mail”?
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
1
revised Relative pronouns for time (span)
edited tags
May
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the difference between “wie” and “was” in a certain context?
May
30
comment “Strahlen” vs “Strahler”
There also is the figurative strahlen
May
29
answered Reduplikation in der deutschen Sprache
May
28
answered Welche Präpositionen folgen auf “Portierung” (Softwareportierung)?
May
28
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
Please do abuse comments for extended discussions. For further clarification use German Language Chat or edit posts to incorporate resolved issues. Thank you.
May
27
revised Meaning and construction of “Ich bedanke mich”
format
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
Can we find agreement that "Selbstbewusstheit" when used in the context of philosophy may have a meaning different to common sense usage? We should clearly say so in this answer.
May
27
comment Dictionary abbreviation meanings: “jdm”, “jdn”, “etw”,
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/979/…
May
27
comment On-line German tutors
In case they really do not offer a German service it should indeed be removed. Do we already know?
May
27
comment On-line German tutors
@user42912: oh - that indeed looks like they made a promise they can't keep atm. It may be a bug on their site however. Try to contact them directly for German support before you register.
May
27
comment On-line German tutors
@user42912: Did you register? On the page I linked to above they say "Live German Instruction Private Tutoring Intensive one-on-one instruction with qualified native-speaking German teachers".
May
27
comment On-line German tutors
@user42912: They say there is but to really find out we will have to register.
May
24
awarded  Yearling
May
23
comment What is the children's song “Zehn kleine Zappelfinger” about?
See this related question for some background on "zappeln": german.stackexchange.com/questions/3034/…
May
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Lieber, sehr geehrter Herr X”: wie antworten?
May
22
comment Distinction between “sei” and “war”
It is, both are subjunctive - that's why I was asking ;)
May
22
comment Distinction between “sei” and “war”
Did you mean "war" or was it "wäre"?