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Aug
2
revised Is it acceptable to add a “mal” after all verbs in imperative form?
addendum to reply the initial question
Aug
2
comment Is it acceptable to add a “mal” after all verbs in imperative form?
@Hauser: your're right objecting that "Sag doch mal" doesn't mean "tell me anytime" but "tell me now". My explanation attempt obviously doesn't fit in every case. But i still think the limitation "just one time" fits only in rare cases, i don't estimate it to be the "default" meaning. Seems we both didn't hit the bull's eye :)
Aug
2
comment Is it acceptable to add a “mal” after all verbs in imperative form?
Sorry, i'm still not convinced. You're mixing up "Mal" as substantive with "(ein)mal" as adverb (Takkat already pointed to that). Even your example "Sag doch mal" doesn't force the meaning "just once"; in the contrary, "doch" is commonly used for any other request: "Jetzt erzähl' doch mal, wie war's gestern im Kino?" There's a plethora of other examples where a limitation to "just once" would be - sorry - quite bizarre IMO.
Aug
2
comment Is it acceptable to add a “mal” after all verbs in imperative form?
@Hauser: i told about the meaning in this context, after describing the lexical field in short. You think such an approach is wrong? Ok, here i disagree, too.
Aug
2
answered Is it acceptable to add a “mal” after all verbs in imperative form?
Jul
31
answered Wörterbücher für Fachsprache / Dictionaries for terminology in specific domains
Jul
28
revised How to alphabetically sort a list of names?
added 1 characters in body
Jul
28
comment Höfliche Anrede mit zweiter Person Plural: »Ihr solltet zugeben, dass Ihr ganz einfach Angst habt.«
@OregonGhost: Zustimmung, Euer Ehren ;-)
Jul
28
comment Höfliche Anrede mit zweiter Person Plural: »Ihr solltet zugeben, dass Ihr ganz einfach Angst habt.«
Zu "Habt ihr diese Hose...": M.E. ist das nur dann zulässig, wenn man auch den Verkäufer selber duzen würde (oder dies tut). Denn es ist ja der Plural von "Hast Du diese Hose...". Daher würde ich den Plural "ihr" als unhöflich empfinden, wenn im Singular das "Sie" angebracht wäre. Kurz: m.E. grundsätzlich unhöflich, nur in Ausnahmefällen ok.
Jul
27
comment What time does “Vormittag” start and end?
Für "Nacht" gibt es sogar eine amtliche Regelung: genauer für die "Nachtzeit". Die Zeitspanne hängt auch noch davon ab, ob Sommer oder Winter ist und ob es um Straf- oder Zivilrecht geht. Also eigentlich ganz einfach und übersichtlich ;)
Jul
25
comment Is it good style to use latin phrases?
and good idea to point to the ngrams viewer!
Jul
25
comment Is it good style to use latin phrases?
Oh - you've been five minutes faster than me :)
Jul
25
answered Is it good style to use latin phrases?
Jul
24
answered “blieben” und “bleiben würden”
Jul
22
revised Aller “interessierter” oder “interessierten” Menschen?
tagged with adjectives
Jul
22
awarded  Suffrage
Jul
21
answered What's the quality of clip2go?
Jul
21
comment What is the appropriate usage of “Gemütlichkeit”?
+1 for Baloo :-)
Jul
19
comment Usage of “die ganzen …”
IMO such formulations are quite common in colloquial language: "Ein Windstoß, und meine ganzen Unterlagen waren durcheinander!". But in written language, "all meine...", "all deine..." is definitely preferable (not to say "meine/deine ganzen..." is really bad style). I wonder if Apple's expression is formulated deliberately sloppy, but i suppose it isn't. That page offers some more strange expressions: "Schau die Keynote", "Apple enthüllt nächste Generation von Software"... sounds like the "german" MSDN "translations" to me.
Jul
15
revised gelungen, mehr gelungen, meisten gelungen - is this correct comparative?
edited tags