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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
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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.
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Jun
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comment Is there a German equivalent for “Aladdin's Lamp”?
Nett! Kannst du den genauen Link in deiner Antwort schreiben?
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Jun
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comment Which letters does the German alphabet consist of?
They do only occur in sch, ch, and ck except for some loanwords like Cousin, clever, Clique.
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8
comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
Actually, "hau rein" and "mach's gut" are used by all people I know across the whole of Germany. Also, you might add "hauste" as a contracted variant of "hau rein" which is used frequently in Berlin (and probably elsewhere).
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