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Wortherkunft – The history and languages of origin of words and phrases.

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No, these words have different origins. "Weiß" as a colour is a cognate of English "white", information about its origin can be found here: https://www.etymonline.com/word/white "Weiß" meaning "know …
answered Jan 17 '18 by RHa
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Der Grund dürfte sein, dass bei einer Verwendung von "orange" als Adjektiv viele Formen beim Hören nicht vom Substantiv "Orange" zu unterscheiden sind. Z.B. hört man bei "Sie trägt die orange Hose" e …
answered Dec 24 '18 by RHa
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This sounds quite unlikely, because "biegen" is a strong verb, so the past participle ends with -en ("gebogen" in German, "bogen" in Old English). So it would be hard to explain the weak past particip …
answered Jun 23 by RHa
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A clause with denn is less dependent of the main clause, which may even be missing or in a separate sentence. The fact that the word order is the same as in a main clause is in accordance with this. …
answered May 2 '18 by RHa