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Aug
25
comment Plural or Singular
@Hauser: yes, i'm citing it not because of the result, but because of the discussion around it. Regarding right/wrong: there may be reasons why a grammatical rule may be this or that way from a logical pov, but since we deal with a natural (not artificial), grown language, we will have to accept the grammatical rules as they grew over the time. If those rules allow both sg and pl, this is a matter of fact. Regarding weder - noch vs. kein - und kein: it's identical regarding semantics, and it's better style IMHO. That's why i wrote "umformuliert, das Schema ist aber dasselbe".
Aug
25
revised Plural or Singular
formulierungen korrigiert, markup
Aug
25
answered Plural or Singular
Aug
17
comment Pluralbildung von Musketier und Rentier
Was die Verwechselungsgefahr betrifft, halte ich "Rentier" aber für einen Sonderfall. In den anderen Fällen von Substantiven auf -ier besteht sie nicht, trotzdem ist die französische Aussprache beibehalten. Und streng genommen könnte man "Rentíer" und "Réntier" aufgrund der Betonung unterscheiden: parallel zu "Barbíer" würde man "Rentíer" wohl auf der zweiten Silbe betonen, das Tier wird jedoch auf der ersten Silbe betont.
Aug
17
revised Pluralbildung von Musketier und Rentier
further emendation regarding "Passagier", formatting
Aug
17
comment Is there a non-regional German expression for the Swabian term “Gschmäckle”?
Very rarely, in literary language or on high literary levels, the french hautgout is used.
Aug
17
comment What does “Achter” in “Achterbahn” mean?
@user: just enter "achter" at dict.cc - it offers, among others, "wisdom teeth" and "behind". For native speakers, those translations sound odd with respect to "Achterbahn", but regarding someone learning german as a foreign language, i don't think it's a mistake to include every translation offered by a dictionary.
Aug
16
revised Pluralbildung von Musketier und Rentier
even more emendation
Aug
15
revised Pluralbildung von Musketier und Rentier
Titel: Plural ist keine Steigerung; Tags ergänzt
Aug
15
answered Pluralbildung von Musketier und Rentier
Aug
15
comment What is the German Word For “Mortgagee?”
@takkat - no problem - wasn't meant as critizism...
Aug
14
answered What is the German Word For “Mortgagee?”
Aug
14
revised Are “Schmankerln” always Bavarian?
typos
Aug
14
answered Are “Schmankerln” always Bavarian?
Aug
13
answered Is there a difference between “Schuld haben” and “schuld sein”?
Aug
12
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
revised What is the best format to use when writing out dates?
removed "ambiguity" section
Aug
12
answered What is the best format to use when writing out dates?
Aug
9
answered Distinction “prüfen” vs. “überprüfen”