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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
5
comment How do Germans refer to people without caring about the gender
All comments should be merged to answers in case they are of any relevance. Please avoid lengthy comment threads. Thank you.
Jul
5
comment Typical German family names (for Americans)
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/1394/translation-of-john-doe
Jul
4
comment What is the etymology of “Strauß”?
@xehpuk: so ist es vielleicht schon ein wenig witzig, siehe Edit ;)
Jul
4
comment A Few Questions about Deutsch
Welcome to German Language SE. Please avoid asking more than one question. The site's design will only work well following "one question - one answwer". See tour.
Jul
4
comment Recommended German-English Dictionaries
See german.stackexchange.com/questions/3237/… and german.stackexchange.com/questions/2/… for your special need I'd highly reccommend canoo.net
Jul
3
comment What's the difference between “instabil” and “unstabil”?
@Milchgesicht: native vote rules here :)
Jul
3
comment What's the difference between “instabil” and “unstabil”?
@Ingmar: it's certainly not used as much as it's noun instability - but I did not want to mix this up here, and I wanted to show that the issue is not only a German related one.
Jun
30
comment Does 'Kritik' always come with a negative touch?
@Robert: this is important. It should be an edit to the existing answer here, or (better) an own additional answer (preferably in English as the Q was asked in English).
Jun
29
comment Historischer Gebrauch des Begriffs “Kanakermann”
@Milchgesicht: eine Referenz zum Gebrauch von "Kanakermann" wäre wirklich interessant. Falls jemand oder du eine findet, ist das eine weitere Antwort wert, die du dann akzeptieren kannst (auch wenn es deine eigene ist!).
Jun
29
comment What is abbreviated to “penn'”
To close voters: It is not to be expected that we will find an entry for penn in a dictionary. Do we really want a disclaimer "Folks I looked in this and that dictionary but my word is not listed" on each and every word request? If you don't want to see any of these questions at all please discuss this on Meta. meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/698/…
Jun
27
comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
If you disagree, please discuss that on Meta: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/698/…
Jun
27
comment Can the word “gelenk” be used as an adjective?
Duden appears to be the only contemporary dictionary having an entry for the adjective gelenk. Please do not close this question for "lack of research effort". We should not expect a user to consult all dictionaries (including those he may have no access to) before asking here. For a non-native user Duden may not really be the dictionary of first choice.
Jun
27
comment Haben Wörter mit Endungen auf „-männin” sexistische Konnotation?
Makes me wonder why only the Irish Google presents us such nice tables.
Jun
25
comment Most terrible-sounding mistakes in German
Please use Meta for Meta discussion: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/693/… (12 off-topic Meta comments removed)
Jun
20
comment Bifurcation of the “ei” vowel in Yiddish: why?
@Crissov: never thought of this, but that's interesting indeed :)
Jun
18
comment How do you say “to have an oil change” in German?
@TomAu: thank you for your effort but in this case (where answers exclusively address the oil change rather than the grammar concept) I believe we should wait for another, more general question asking for the German equivalent of "to have sth + done".
Jun
17
comment “Ich mag ihn nicht” and expressing mild dislike of something
@DanLeifker: you can use it in writing too (but the more formal it is the more you may want to be specific).
Jun
16
comment # (number sign) and * (asterisk) in German
@stevenvh: that's fine ... soon we will find it with ease in a quick Google-search (pointing to us as reference) ;)
Jun
14
comment “Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?
@embert: why not translate the essential parts to make it an answer here (or in the Q I linked to above)? An english refererence on Erikativ/Indikativ would be great for the site.
Jun
13
comment “Hechel, keuch…”--what does it mean?
It is usage of the "Erikativ" or "Inflektiv" - see german.stackexchange.com/questions/7054/…