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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.


Apr
21
comment Pronunciation of 'r' in German
I know, but at least some reference to Bavaria there ;)
Apr
21
comment Pronunciation of 'r' in German
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/1155/…
Apr
20
comment Pronouncing “chs” as /ks/
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/4519/…
Apr
15
comment Words derived from “Kinder”?
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Apr
15
comment Translation of a Nietzsche-related text; OK?
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Apr
10
comment What's the difference between “jedenfalls” and “auf jeden Fall”?
In a legal context, what would be the difference between "jedenfalls", and "auf jeden Fall"? Would it have to be translated differently?
Apr
3
comment Difference between feminine and neutral colors
With some bot not all colours there is the ending -e to make a difference with or without change of gender: das Schwarz - das Schwarze - die Schwärze, das Blau - das Blaue - die Bläue, das Gelb - das Gelbe.
Apr
2
comment Die inverse der Kennlinie: groß oder klein?
@Em1: How to Answer - hier ein Link: mathe-online.fernuni-hagen.de/MIB/HTML/node67.html - nicht jede gute Antwort muss auch lang sein.
Apr
1
comment “Mir ist Angst!” - “Wie bitte, was ist dir?”
@EugeneSeidel: das ist ja das Schöne an dem Beispiel, es gibt trotz Redewendung beides: "Angst und Bange" wie auch "angst und bange" ;)
Mar
29
comment German words database
Related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/491/…
Mar
27
comment How is the letter “t” pronounced in “amtlicher”
@Em1: Pon uses acapela speech synthesizer for generating German pronunciation samples. Its not bad from what I can hear.
Mar
23
comment What is “schlagen” slang for?
Interesting! In contemporary German we still have "Verschlag" for a small room (nailed with boards), "verschlagen" for sly, and "verschlagen" used in some dialects for "to beat someone up".
Mar
20
comment What percentage of German masculine nouns are weak nouns?
siehe Flexionsklassen
Mar
20
comment Was versteht man im Deutschen unter einer “Familie”?
Interessant sind bei der Umfrage auch die unteren 2% ;)
Mar
19
comment How to address more than one person in an E-mail?
@what: Duden might be wrong there. To clarify this it would probably make another good question here [asĸ]. There is "Familienrecht", "kinderlose Familien", "Familienstand ledig"...
Mar
19
comment Zusammenschreiben von Infinitiv mit zu
noch eine Quelle: german.stackexchange.com/questions/160/… ;)
Mar
19
comment What are the differences between “bekommen”, “erhalten”, “entgegennehmen”, “empfangen”, “besorgen” and “kriegen”?
meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/503/…
Mar
18
comment Usage of colloquial word (Ach ja)
Questions on homework will likely be closed. To get it reopened it may need an edit to make it a more general question on the meaning or usage of the interjection "Ach ja".
Mar
18
comment What are the differences between “bekommen”, “erhalten”, “entgegennehmen”, “empfangen”, “besorgen” and “kriegen”?
Dictionaries may list all of them as synonyms, or worse offer these as a list of possible translations. Without context we may not give you a good answer though.
Mar
15
comment Is there a difference between 'Gegenstand', 'Sache', 'Ding', and 'Dinge'?
The missing thing is "Dinge" which is used different to mere plural of "Ding", and its not only used colloquial. I disagree with removing this fine but important point from the question.