I just came across this Tweet saying that
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
is a complete English sentence because
buffalo can be an animal, a place and a verb (meaning to outwit or intimidate).
I wondered if it's possible to create a similar sentence in German.
I thought a while about it but the best I came up with was:
Essen essen Essen.
Where the first
Die Essen, the collective noun for all people of the City of Essen.
essen is of course
and the third
Essen is the noun for
I wonder if it's possible to create a longer "single word sentence" in German. I have the feeling that German grammar rules don't allow this. I already cheated a bit in my example by leaving out the
die Essen and although I heard it a few times most people probably wouldn't use
die Essen to refer to the people of Essen.
Wenn Robben hinter Robben robben, robben Robben Robben hinterheror
Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen hinterher.