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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
24
answered Origin of “man” in impersonal sentences
Jul
23
comment What phrases to use for certain situations when your little children play in the playground?
@userunknown: the question needed a 180° turn to survive.
Jul
23
comment List of 1000+ (most common) German nouns with plural form
closely related (though not including the top 1000): german.stackexchange.com/questions/5640/…
Jul
22
comment An idiom likely having a more figurative translation
@indoxica: it is not a literal translation but "sich einlassen" is very close to "to give sth/so a chance".
Jul
22
reviewed Approve “Schönes Wochenende” versus “Schönen Wochenende”
Jul
22
comment On the use of apostrophes in a Heine poem
yeah - all good: "Gut gemacht!"
Jul
22
comment Is “drin” in “Es ist noch mehr drin” an idiom?
Should we say somewhere that "drin sein" is colloquial?
Jul
22
comment Is “drin” in “Es ist noch mehr drin” an idiom?
@bouscher: there is nothing wrong with having more than one answer to a question. In fact we should watch our answers/question ratio which dropped close to the limit of 2.5 for "Excellent" in Beta.
Jul
21
answered Etymology of “stillen” and relation to other languages
Jul
21
comment Einsamkeit und Zweisamkeit
Many of these words are rather unusual to put it politely - what source did you use to generate this list?
Jul
21
revised Einsamkeit und Zweisamkeit
formatting
Jul
20
answered Einsamkeit und Zweisamkeit
Jul
20
comment Is there a division in society (according to age) about the post-reform orthography?
for the kid's issue: german.stackexchange.com/questions/3794/…. By now my kids always get new books or reprints just to make sure they learn it right.
Jul
20
comment Einsamkeit und Zweisamkeit
Are you after Ein- vs. Zwei-, or is it the suffix -keit, or -samkeit you are interested in?
Jul
20
revised When can one create a “zusammengesetzes Nomen”? When should one use genitive or prepositions instead?
mainly typo in title (Google!) and some minors
Jul
20
reviewed Approve Is there a division in society (according to age) about the post-reform orthography?
Jul
20
comment Is there a division in society (according to age) about the post-reform orthography?
Es mußte sein, daß dies einmal gefragt wird. ;)
Jul
19
comment On verbal parentheses
This question needs further clarification on the meaning of "verbal parenthesis" which is by no means peculiar to German (in fact you use it in your question too). An example may help.
Jul
18
revised Is it possible to have confusion with different verbs that have some forms in common?
deleted 6 characters in body
Jul
18
answered Is it possible to have confusion with different verbs that have some forms in common?