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May
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comment Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
@Alenanno no, there was no reform to delete the ß in Germany. There was just a reform on how to use the ß. And the capitalization of nouns was introduced centuries ago and is valid in all conuntries.
May
25
comment Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?
@Explorer nein, auch nicht. Das vollständige Verb heißt mitkommen. Präpositionen benötigen immer ein Hauptwort.
May
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comment Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?
siehe auch: "Preposition Stranding" de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preposition_Stranding
May
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comment Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?
@Explorer "noch" ist leider keine Präposition, sondern ein Partikel: duden.de/rechtschreibung/noch_schon_mal_doch
May
25
comment How would one say 'I solved the Dirac equation.', and 'You solved the Dirac equation?'?
But there's a difference in the 2nd person sing./plur. - see my answer: german.stackexchange.com/questions/229/…
May
25
comment Why do we have two equally used terms for “toe”?
@Takkat Interesting, but do you have a reference for this? I doubt it because the word butter surely predates any french occupation. Or am I wrong?
May
25
comment Articles in real life
Not only weird - it's wrong. I guess it's a common mistake made by people from all Eastern European (Slavic speaking) countries.
May
25
comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
@jae no, I don't speak Bavarian, although is quite similar. I'm South Tyrolean. See: oschpele.ritten.org/?site=10&list=A :)
May
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comment Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
@Konrad_Rudolph "until a few years ago it was found much more commonly than “SS”," WOW, HOW OLD ARE YOU?!? ;)
May
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comment Is there a rule that dictates whether to use the eszett (scharfes S) or double s?
Switzerland's rule for ß is that there is no ß. :)
May
25
comment How rude is “Quatsch!”?
@Tomalak Quatsch!
May
25
comment When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?
@Tomalak Es könnte aber auch richtig sein. Zum Bleistift: "Ich kaufte gerade einen Computer, als mir Stefan, der Apple-Fanboy, ein iPad andrehen wollte." ;)
May
25
comment When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?
+1 for the article. Although it says "Präteritum (Im­per­fekt)" in the title and later "Das deutsche Prä­te­ri­tum ist jedoch kein Imperfekt."
May
25
comment When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?
very good question! I think this is one of the most difficult parts when you're learning a new language, because it seems natural for native speakers but very hard to distinguish for people who are still learning.
May
25
comment Why do we have two equally used terms for “toe”?
In the (admittedly obscure, southern ;) ) dialect I speak, only "Zeh" is used, pronounced as "der Zeach". It's similar to "Butter": m in parts of South Germany/Austria and f in the rest of the world. ;)
May
25
comment Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
@Stefan_Palazzo - -1 ;-) btw, I wasn't sure what you meant. And it's still not completely correct. You can't capizalize all personal pronouns
May
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comment Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
sorry, I had to vote -1 for "You can capitalise possessive pronouns". That's wrong. Why possessive pronouns: "mein", "dein", "sein"?
May
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comment Is it still good form to use a capital D for Du or Dir in a letter?
+1 for "Sie was never affected"
May
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
I say "pfiati" (but it's an obscure dialect) :)
May
25
comment What is the origin of the rules about the capitalization of the first letter of each noun?
@Tomalak Nachtrag: und LOLCAT: speaklolcat.com ;)