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A Gerry living in England...


Feb
17
comment Max and Moritz in alternating German dialects
9 is not Ripuarian, it's Berlinerisch with 99% certainty. The Ripuarian variant would be: "Brav zo sin, dat reizt kin Aas, Aewer Frechsin, dat maeht Spaß!" Although this would be a "light" Ripuarian variant, not a full-blown Koelsch.
Feb
13
comment Englische Worte in deutscher Grammatik - aber wie?
Das hat mir jemand wegkorrigiert :) Bzgl "account" - okay, dann wird es aber falsch uebersetzt, das waere doch dann der Access.
Feb
9
comment Englische Worte in deutscher Grammatik - aber wie?
Die Verbregel ist einfach. Man entlehnt Woerter, aber keine grammatikalischen Regeln. Die Sache mit den Artikeln ist da schon schwieriger. Aber im Lichte der ewigen, unseeligen Nutella-Diskussion, behaupte ich einfach mal, dass es dafuer keine klare, schriftliche Regel gibt. Insofern sollte fuer offizielle Text gelten, erlaubt ist, was der Duden zulaesst.
Feb
9
comment Was ist “Umgangssprache”?
Ist ziemlich Sueddeutsch. Also Umgangssprache in einem bestimmten Dialektraum.
Feb
9
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Feb
9
answered Englische Worte in deutscher Grammatik - aber wie?
Feb
3
answered Was bedeutet “unfertsch”? Ist es Umgangssprache?
Feb
3
comment Why is “eu” used for spelling the sound “oi”?
So in one sentence: The reason is etymological rather than phonetical? (trying to sound clever here)
Feb
3
comment What is the correct form of past tense of “sich ausgehen”
austrian.stackexchange.com? :)
Feb
3
comment What does it mean when my friend comes up to me and says “Na”?
It is often used when you meet a person again and you already exchanged proper greetings. At work for example.
Feb
2
comment Gibt es andere Sätze wie “Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher”?
... Daenen luegen nicht!
Feb
1
revised Is Yiddish a dialect of German?
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Feb
1
comment Is Yiddish a dialect of German?
I quoted Weinreich, to point out that this distinction is often political and not scientific. Besides mutual intelligibility is not easily determined either. I'm a native German from Cologne. I grew up in the Ripuarian dialect group, which greatly facilitates understanding/reading Dutch. This might be a lot more challenging for a Bavarian.
Feb
1
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Feb
1
revised Welche Schriftsteller oder Dichter waren für die Entwicklung der deutschen Sprache ausschlaggebend?
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Feb
1
comment Is the second verse of the German national anthem offensive? Why is it not used?
It is indeed the most "republican". The stated ideals are probably intentionally similar to "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite"
Feb
1
answered Welche Schriftsteller oder Dichter waren für die Entwicklung der deutschen Sprache ausschlaggebend?
Feb
1
comment Is 30-60 minutes per day enough to get fluent in eight months?
@ams Any progress report?
Feb
1
answered Was ist das Gegenteil von “Nordlicht”?
Feb
1
comment Yiddish: common in Europe?
It was very common in Poland and the Baltics as well... Due to well known reasons, it is almost extinct in Europe now.