Samuel Herzog
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Why is "Fräulein" considered offensive, as opposed to "Frau"?
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30 votes

Fräulein is a diminutive ('Verniedlichungsform') of Frau. Diminution is considered an intimate act, used a lot with nicknames couples give each other (Häschen, Mäuschen, Bienchen, Bärchen) or for "...

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Is there an equivalent prestige dialect of German in the same way Received Pronunciation is to English? If so, how did it come about?
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22 votes

The quasi-equivalent 'Hochdeutsch' (lit. "High German") in the meaning 'Standarddeutsch' can be considered the German variant of received pronunciation. It is spoken nowhere naturally, currently ...

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A German word for non-alcoholic, carbonated, sweet drinks?
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22 votes

For the whole german language area Softdrink is an established loanword, Limonade is the longer established word, although its based on the itialian limonata (lemon water) and can be originated to the ...

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Should I use the old spelling rules?
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19 votes

Perception of your writing The majority of the people are used to the new spelling now, so I'd suggest writing in new spelling simply because it would appear strange to not use it. Most people should ...

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Wie spricht man von der deutschen Sprache?
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14 votes

Richtig ist die erste Variante Wichtig ist, dass man es nur mit bestimmtem Artikel verwenden darf, oder ganz ohne Artikel. (Das Deutsche ist eine schöne Sprache; Deutsch ist die Sprache der Dichter ...

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Is it acceptable to omit umlauts and put an extra 'e' instead?
12 votes

Try to omit this practice as much as possible. Nur sehr geubte Leser werden diesen Satz so entziffern konnen wie er ursprunglich gedacht war. Nur sehr geuebte Leser werden diesen Satz so ...

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Wie sprechen die Salzburger den Namen ihrer Stadt aus?
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Keinesfalls spricht man es als CH aus! Im lokalen Dialekt/den lokalen Dialekten gibt es unterschiedliche Klangfärbungen für das S, eine Verzerrung von Salz zu Soiz und eine von Burg zu Buag, die ...

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Meaning of Mann as a tribe rather than a male individual
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Although the modern word Mann has no meaning of tribe anymore, the mentioned roots are visible with Normannen, which would be the word-to-word-translation of Normans. As far as the wikipedia article ...

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Was bedeutet „Fleisch“ in „Fleischwurst“?
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Ich kann es dir leider nicht mit einer Quelle belegen, allerdings vermute ich, dass die Fleischwurst so heißt, da sie mit Hackfleisch oder Pökelfleisch erzeugt wird, das nun entweder reines ...

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