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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
25
comment “sagen” in “The news/article/post says …”
Please take note that we are a language site, hence edits of typos or grammar errors even if minor are encouraged and welcome. In addition we should not feel bad if people took their time to improve formatting, as a consistent format of posts increases usablity. Posts with typos or grammar itches should however be edited rather than downvoted because the reason for a downvote will be gone after an edit. In this specific case downvotes now indicate that this answer is wrong. This may not have been what we wanted. "Laut..." is an appropriate way of quoting.
Apr
23
comment How do you say “a runaway” in German?
actually my dictionary does offer many translations but not those you list: dict.leo.org/#/… - you should definitely consider to consult a different dictionary!
Apr
22
comment How do you say “your heart skips a beat” in German?
@Twinkles: people still say that... they also say "ich bin vor Angst (fast) gestorben" or "Ich habe mich zu Tode erschrocken" which obviously was not true. ;)
Apr
20
comment Gibt es eine genormte Aussprache für Standard-Deutsch?
Nun ja, die adaba ist eine gute Idee, aber es fehlen viele Wörter und meist kann mein (ungeübtes?) Ohr keinen Unterschied in der Aussprache bemerken, auch wenn ich einen erwarten würde (z.B. beispielsweise, Wiese, Kasten, Wurst).
Apr
16
comment “Gradeaus” vs “geradeaus”
it is: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/… ;)
Apr
16
comment “Gradeaus” vs “geradeaus”
where I am from (Swabia) we even further contract it to gradaus ;)
Apr
16
comment The difference between “Ereignis” and “Eventuell”
Nice edit @TomAu - this makes the question much much clearer now :)
Apr
16
comment How to say “now a days…” / “nowadays” in German?
@ThorstenDittmar: if you need to discuss this issue please do so in the apporpriate meta thread (see above). Here it is not the right place for doing so. Please also note, that not a single answer including the accepted answer says anything on this spelling mistake. This makes me believe it is not really that important.
Apr
7
comment How to say “now a days…” / “nowadays” in German?
Please avoid multiple rollbacks without further improving the content. For a dicussion whether a spelling mistake should stay in the title or not please go to: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/655/…. Thank you.
Apr
5
comment German in Bach's Cantatas
@user137017: added a word on pronuciation which can be learned indeed.
Apr
3
comment How should one pronounce “Denglisch” words when one is a native English speaker?
love the Keks thing :)
Apr
2
comment Can the genitive relative pronoun be replaced with dative?
related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/48/…
Mar
31
comment Suche ein Forum um auf Deutsch zu diskutieren
Vielleicht möchtest du die Themen, über die du sprechen/schreiben möchtest ein wenig eingrenzen. Es gibt bestimmt Leute, die dir dann ein gut besuchtes deutsches Forum oder einen deutschsprachigen Chat zu diesen Themen nennen können.
Mar
30
comment “sprengen”: Wieso sprengt man Rasenflächen?
In manchen Regionen wird noch heute springen wie sprengen ausgesprochen - auch das weist auf eine gemeinsame Etymologie hin.
Mar
30
comment How is “ch” pronounced correctly?
@rogermue: Bitte keine edits im gelöschten Post - den kann nämlich niemand lesen!
Mar
26
comment How does the crew address the chief in the movie Das Boot?
@Wrzlprmft: meta.german.stackexchange.com/questions/650/…
Mar
26
comment Why is the verb not always put to the end in a subordinate clause?
@PortreeKid: edits were made by the OP on request to make the question on topic.
Mar
26
comment Why is the verb not always put to the end in a subordinate clause?
Der OP hat die Frage präzisiert. Jetzt wird nach der Wortstellung gefragt. Vielleicht möchtest du deine Antwort erweitern?
Mar
25
comment How does the crew address the chief in the movie Das Boot?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a very specific dialogue, or a single word from a movie. As such it is unlikely to help future visitors and may possibly lead to an overlong debate as to which word was actually meant.
Mar
25
comment Meaning of this sentence
This question appears to be off-topic because it a request for proof-reading without a real question attached to it. It appears to be of little value for future visitors. As such it is not a good fit for this site.