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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.


Nov
12
comment Wann benutzt man “wenn” oder “ob”?
DavidHall: we dont like a simple copy & paste of copyright protected content without proper attribution. In this case we should ask @Emanuel who made the blog, and is also a user here, to shed some light on that matter ;)
Nov
12
comment Wer sagt “die” Nutella?
Endlich kommt mal wieder der Alltagsatlas :) Schön!
Nov
12
comment Wann benutzt man “wenn” oder “ob”?
Unfortunately people downvoted this question without further explanation. We can only guess why that was so. It may help you edit the question to give us some examples where you struggle with using "ob" vs. "wenn" in translation of "if" or "whether".
Nov
11
comment Sprachlicher Vergleich
War nicht nach einem anderen Produkt XYZ gefragt?
Nov
11
comment How do you say Jinx?
From the mostly downvoted, or non-voted answers we have so far it appears that it is very obscure what usage of "jinx" you would like to transfer to German. Please edit your question for clarification (e.g. give us an example with context).
Nov
10
comment Adjective conjugation for nominative, masculine, singular?
just being curious: who taught you that the conjugation you gave us was better than the one shown in the link?
Nov
10
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
@Wrzlprmft_ great translation! But you should really make it an own additional answer (you should get rep or badges for that!).
Nov
10
comment Adjective conjugation for nominative, masculine, singular?
The table renders correctly here, I edited it the way I can see it (which is the proper conjugation btw). You may have issues with the red characters. Please edit your question if you have any further questions.
Nov
10
comment How do you say Jinx?
Never heard it, but nice find anyway :)
Nov
9
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
@Wrzlprmft: time for a translation attempt in another answer, dont you think so?
Nov
8
comment How do you say ' to be good at something' in German?
Yeah sure, it depends much on the context whatever we prefer to use. With talent from school we indeed hear "gut sein" very often. This may come from the grades "Er ist "gut" in Mathe" where "in" then refers to the class.
Nov
8
comment How do you say ' to be good at something' in German?
@elena: IMO more than "gut sei in" we use "kann gut": "er kann gut Fußball spielen", "Mein Vater kann gut kochen", or we simply use "gut" as an adverb: "Er spielt gut Fuball".
Nov
7
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
Wissen wir, wer oder zu wem Hus' Schrift nach Prag gebracht? Das könnte haufuo sein, ich meine das ist hier ein Namen.
Nov
7
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
@Wrzlprmft: these links are really great - so nice to see this puzzle getting resolved :)
Nov
7
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konzil_von_Konstanz
Nov
7
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
Tried with an edit. Any further suggestions?
Nov
7
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
@Wrzlprmft: good point. In addition, as from my research this text is not available other than in the scanned form, and there is no translation anywhere. Also note that after the edit the "translation request" was changed to "decipher". Therefore the close reason shown below is unfortunate. IMO this question should be edited to meet requirements for being on topic rather than closed.
Nov
6
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
"sunderlich" = "sonderlich" used in the sense of "abgesondert", not conform or separate from people in Prague. woerterbuchnetz.de/DWB/…
Nov
6
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
Translations to English are not off topic per se. They would be on topic when an expertise of German is needed to understand the original.
Nov
6
comment How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?
meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/579/…