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Jun
2
comment Are there other words that are only partly Germanized, like “Toilette”?
Adding to that, in the Rhine area, there is an abundance of words with French origin,, like "Trottoir", "Plumeau" (pronounced "plümmo" and stressing the first syllable), "Portemnonnaie", and last, but not least "Scheng", which is the Cologne way of saying "Jean". This name is "Hans" in German and in the area in and around Cologne, a person named "Hans" is often referred to as "Scheng". And, of course, "Tschöö" from "Adieu". -- References? None. Just 40 years of hands on experience.
Jun
1
comment Ich mache in…
Argghhhh!! Wieso darf man nur einmal upvoten??? @splattne: fühl Dich zehn mal geklickt!!
Jun
1
revised Wie sprechen die Salzburger den Namen ihrer Stadt aus?
corrected minor errors
Jun
1
suggested suggested edit on Wie sprechen die Salzburger den Namen ihrer Stadt aus?
May
31
awarded  Beta
May
31
answered si-cher-lich vs. sich-er-lich
May
31
comment How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where?
sorry, but that's simply wrong. Berg is not pronounced with a "ch" sound at the end. Auslautverhärtung is a phenomenon that applies to other contexts, for example laufend sounds like "laufent". But the correct pronunciation of the ending -ig is always /ɪç/ (as in mich), although in some regions it will be pronounced with a hard g or k ending.
May
31
answered How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where?
May
31
comment Gibt es andere Sätze wie “Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher”?
Ich kenn den Satz so, dass sechs mal das Wort hintereinandersteht: Wenn vor Fliegen Fliegen fliegen fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher.
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
May
29
revised What are German words like Handy and Homeoffice called?
fixed minor errors
May
29
comment Welche Bedeutung hat der Duden im praktischen Gebrauch?
@splattne -- Danke für diesen Link!
May
29
answered Dasselbe vs. das Gleiche, what's the difference?
May
29
comment When is it OK to drop the first-person e, as in „Ich hab'“?
AFAIC, both the question and the answer were written in English. I don't see any issues with using common abbreviations for things like "by the way" or "as far as I'm concerned". Had my answer been provided in German, these abbreviations would have been out of place. But it was not, so they were not. What's the problem?
May
29
answered When is it OK to drop the first-person e, as in „Ich hab'“?
May
28
answered das Gehalt vs. der Gehalt
May
27
comment “Toi, toi, toi” – was genau bedeutet dieser Ausdruck?
Danke, ladybug, +1 -- das war mir nicht bekannt.
May
27
answered What is the German equivalent of foo, bar, baz?
May
27
revised Was ist das (der?) Effeff?
corrected minor errors
May
27
suggested suggested edit on Was ist das (der?) Effeff?