I hope you could give this question a try before closing it. It's, admittedly, not directly related to German, but if a successful answer is provided, I'm sure it will be useful – at least for German learners – in finding counterexamples. Moreover, if I pose it in other site, I'm sure it will be closed faster.

There are some answers providing search techniques that are incredibly easy and very useful:

The thing is that I've tried to search in Elexiko, say, words ending in -ung that are masculine. Surprisingly it provides nothing. In Wiktionary every word is nicely indexed and free access. Hence an analogous search should be, in principle, possible.

  • Does there exist a way to perform that "advanced search" in Wiktionary?
  • Könnte daran liegen, dass alle Wörter mit -ung feminin sind?!
    – Em1
    Jan 14, 2014 at 19:32
  • @Em1 Eben habe ich die -ung Endung gewählt, um keine lange Liste zu kriegen. Etwa "Ursprung, Sprung (+abgeleitete Nomen)" und ein paar mehr.
    – c.p.
    Jan 14, 2014 at 19:35
  • Ach, Sprung und Schwung sind Ausnahmen... Damn it, warum findet er die nicht?
    – Em1
    Jan 14, 2014 at 19:38
  • @Em1 Genau. Die Frage lautet dann auch "Wie findet man statistisch Ausnahmen?"
    – c.p.
    Jan 14, 2014 at 19:40
  • Das ist denk ich ein Bug. Du findest Sprung, wenn du allgemein suchst. Wahrscheinlich fehlt da einfach in der Datenbank die Information, um was für einen Worttypen es sich handelt.
    – Em1
    Jan 14, 2014 at 19:44

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In Wiktionary you can use the asterik * as a wildcard Refer to their help talk page about it.

Example looking for female plural endings *-innen and Substantiv

  • That seem to work for *-innen Substantiv. It's not actually using the powerful indexing of wiktionary, but it's ok. However, that technique doesn't work for every search, e.g. the proposed above, because you are actually using the content of the wikipedia-article, not the indices for the word.
    – c.p.
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:33

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