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Student of Computational Linguistics B.Sc. at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Programmer at a small backup software company (Visual C++, Python, some VB6 and PHP)


Jun
18
accepted Welche deutschen Wörter unterscheiden sich nur in der Betonung?
Jun
18
asked Welche deutschen Wörter unterscheiden sich nur in der Betonung?
Jun
18
comment Welche dieser Wörter/Aussprüche sind tabu?
Ja eben, es wäre auch total sinnlos. Vielleicht hat Hitler auch mal "Ich liebe dich" zu Eva Braun gesagt und sicher tausende völlig normale Sätze … da überhaupt auf die Idee zu kommen, all das vermeiden zu wollen, ist schon grotesk.
Jun
16
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Ooops, Disney influence, sorry.
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
@tom, Well, the Disney movie is from 1992, but the Stories from 1001 night have been read to children for decades. Obviously, the Aladdin story is one of the most vividly remembered, which results from Disney's influence … the next ones that come to mind are Ali Baba's and some of Sindbad's adventures. And I think you should add your previous additions to the question again if you want to get our suggestions to them. Just put a > in front of all lyrics lines.
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
@splattne, warum hast du den ganzen Text gelöscht, den OP selber hinzugefügt hatte? Wir können ihm doch sicher auch damit noch weiter helfen, ohne gleich eine neue Frage draus zu machen
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
@Tom: noch deutscher würde „… nun aber sind sie blau, wenn ich dich anschau.“ klingen.
Jun
15
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Jun
15
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Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
@Tom, please leave the markup for blockquotes (> in front of lines) in place. It looks much better this way.
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Well, I for one didn't even read the whole poem, I just made sure that it is indeed about love (as I might have seen from OP's suggestion) and went on to translate ... as I said, OP should have posted title and author and yes, a link to the lyics, but I feel teylyn's critique is a bit strong and focuses not only on that, but on many other perceived flaws in OP's post where I wanted to provide an alternative view. I think the best thing would be that everyone just reads the post and starts to be creative – then we could already have 10 or more answers. Maybe I'll come up with more ideas myself.
Jun
15
comment Gibt es einen Grund, warum das Antwortwort zu „wie“, nämlich „so“, nicht mit D beginnt?
Vielleicht hat es ja was damit zu tun, dass im Englischen das Wort für „wie“, how, das einzige Fragewort ist, was nicht mit wh beginnt?
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Actually, it's not Aladdin who appears, it's a Jinni. Aladdin is the guy who recovers the lamp. And the name is always written with a double d.
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
But the rest, no, it's totally legitimate to ask for help, especially given that he is a foreigner who tried himself.
Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
I decidedly disagree. The context was easy to find out with a simple Google search and while OP should definitely have stated the title and author of the poem, a whole copy-paste of material which may even be copyrighted is unnecessary (that's why they don't allow complete lyrics on Wikipedia, for example.) It would have been nice to know the rest of the translation, but it is not necessary to faithfully answer the question as stated. Just assume the rest is translated literally! I do agree that poetry can be intricate and that his attempt was not particularly close to the original.
Jun
15
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15
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Jun
15
comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Nett! Kannst du den genauen Link in deiner Antwort schreiben?
Jun
15
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