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Jul
21
comment Is it “der” or “die” Chicorée? And other multi-gender words?
Zwei Anmerkungen: Erstens: Bei Fremdwörtern aus modernen Sprachen ist die Übernahme des Genus der Ursprungssprache die unwahrscheinlichste unter allen nur denkbaren Erklärungen für das Genus im Deutschen. (Bei Übernahmen aus dem Lateinischen und Altgriechischen sieht es anders aus.) Zweitens: Chicorée und Endivie gehören beide zur Gattung Cichorium, sind aber unterschiedliche Pflanzen. Die Verwirrung kommt daher, daß sich Deutsche und Franzosen bei der Namensgebung nicht einig sind: dt. Chicorée = frz. Endive, dt. Endivie = frz. Chicorée endive oder Chicorée de Belgique.
Jul
9
comment Warum gibt es keinen “Trompetisten”?
@Emanuel Die Theorie, daß es mit der militärischen Herkunft des Wortes zusammenhängt, klingt zumindest plausibel. Die anderen klassischen Militärmusiker, der Trommler und der Pfeifer, haben auch -er statt -ist.
Jul
9
comment Warum gibt es keinen “Trompetisten”?
@Emanuel Laut dem verlinkten Wikipedia-Artikel spielt der Violist Viola (also Bratsche), und nicht etwa Violine.
Jul
6
comment The name construct: <Vorname> <Nachname>+ genannt +<Nachname>; where does it originate from?
@ExOfDe These "genannt" or "vulgo" names come from regions (e.g., Westphalia), where at some time people already had family names, but where it was still common to call them by their farm name. So "Johann Meier genannt Müller" was officially named "Johann Meier", but because he lived on the Müller farm, everybody in his village called him "Johann Müller". To avoid misunderstandings, in official documents the combined name "Meier genannt Müller" was used.
Jun
18
revised What is the particle “irgend” used for, or what concept/sentiment does it convey?
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Jun
18
comment What is the particle “irgend” used for, or what concept/sentiment does it convey?
@CarstenSchultz Of course, "at all" is redundant as well.
Jun
18
answered What is the particle “irgend” used for, or what concept/sentiment does it convey?
Jun
18
comment What is the particle “irgend” used for, or what concept/sentiment does it convey?
@Jan I would strongly suggest to the OP to delete the second part of the question (or at least the first part of the second part). As you say, the rest of the question is valid, and in fact it has an easy answer that should be given here. ("irgend" -> "no matter who/which/what/where/...").
May
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May
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May
25
answered “sich schaden” mit Akk.- oder Dat. Ergänzung?
May
22
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May
22
reviewed Edit “You got to be kidding me!” in German?
May
22
revised “You got to be kidding me!” in German?
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May
21
comment Where do you place the stress in the word?
@KilianFoth I think you're right that there is a trend towards shifting the stress to the first syllable, but how do you conclude that this is an influence from English? First of all, English adjectives are not always stressed on the first syllable (massive is, intellectual isn't), and second, the average German speaker doesn't even know where to put the stress in polysyllabic English words.
May
17
comment How is “tr” pronounced?
@jwcoding Concerning your first question: Yes, it's /t/ followed by some r-sound, and there are several possible r-sounds to choose (depending on the dialect), but there is never the glide effect that one gets when /t/ is followed by the English (or rather the American) /r/. Concerning your second question: I guess it's the same, at least for some English speakers (it doesn't happen with every possible English r-sound).
May
16
answered How is “tr” pronounced?
May
10
comment Verschiedene, noch heute gebräuchliche Versionen von Goethes “Prometheus”
Doch, ich würde die erste Strophe, im Gegensatz zu den folgenden, tatsächlich als Folge von Jamben auffassen. Für mich liegt auf "gleich", ebenso wie auf "pflückt" oder "-höhn" zumindest eine Nebenbetonung.
May
10
revised Verschiedene, noch heute gebräuchliche Versionen von Goethes “Prometheus”
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