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Oct
24
comment How would one say that he has “finished” something?
Ouch! I got my prefixes confused! Yes, in Yiddish it's also erschossen (except we say DERschossen). In my defense, I should say that my examples of "geendigt" and "ab-gegessen" were taken from reliable literary references. So I would still ask if those usages are mirrored in German?
Oct
24
answered How would one say that he has “finished” something?
Oct
21
comment Warum heißt „Fein Zucker“ nicht „Feiner Zucker“?
As a student of German and not a native speaker, the posted example raises the question in my mind: if "feiner zucker" is fine sugar, and "feinster zucker" is finest sugar, then how do you say "finer sugar"?
Oct
17
revised What is a “smart alec” in German?
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Oct
14
comment Woher stammt der schwäbische Begriff “Kugelfuhr”?
This is a tempting explanation because at a "carre"-four the meeting takes place in an orderly way, but at a "kugel"-four the coming-together is all jumbled up. Like Ox6d64, however, I would still like some substantiation for this.
Oct
14
accepted What is a “smart alec” in German?
Oct
10
comment Where does “Gaußsche” and “Fresnel'sche” come from and which is correct?
Nicely analyzed, Hubert, and as a math/physics guy I liked your examples.
Oct
10
comment What is a “smart alec” in German?
Nice observations on the nuances, Miura.
Oct
10
asked What is a “smart alec” in German?
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
23
accepted What's the matter: Yiddish “was is der mehr?”
Apr
18
comment Wie ist die richtige Schreibweise – “geliket”? “geliked”?
Do people use gleich in German as we say in American Yiddish, "Gleichstu mein kleid?" (Do you like my dress?) I assume I'm understand the use of "geliked" correctly here...
Apr
18
suggested suggested edit on Are there any rules how to build the diminutive?
Apr
17
asked What's the matter: Yiddish “was is der mehr?”
Apr
16
comment “bis der Tod euch scheide” or “bis der Tod euch scheidet”?
Thank you em1 for the fascinating analisys of the word play in this song.
Mar
28
accepted Noun-to-adjective: when does the vowel shift?
Mar
28
comment Noun-to-adjective: when does the vowel shift?
The funny thing about looking at the final "e" for guidance is that in Yiddish, we drop the "e" for almost all nouns except those that entered the language most recently.
Mar
28
revised Noun-to-adjective: when does the vowel shift?
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Mar
28
asked Noun-to-adjective: when does the vowel shift?