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Old 12-02-2006, 10:55 PM   #61
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You guys, talking about the German language? You should ask Zoomerang96 to bring in his friend Adolf Neudorf to give you some pointers... I hear that he's veeeery good at German... and you'll have the added advantage of witnessing some real goutrage.

Calluna, thanks for intervening in the pie debate. A pie can have anything in it. Anywhere, anytime.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:26 PM   #62
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Yeah, sitting down with a cup of tea talking about languages.
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:13 AM   #63
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Ugh....

There are two things I cannot stand.
People who are intolerant of other people's cultures..and the DUTCH!
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:58 AM   #65
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Sorry!

German really isn't the easiest language, especially through the genders.
But don't worry, even the Germans are confused at times which gender to use.
There's also a saying: Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache, German language, difficult language, but you aren't really allowed to say it because some deem it racist.

With the capitalization of nouns also is an advantage of other languages that doesn't have it. It makes it just easier, faster to write on a keyboard, and I think is as useful.
But we are used to use the capital letters and nouns, and so the last reform didn't change it.
It even made it more difficult, because now there are more cases where you have to use capital letters in verbs and adjectives.

I think, with the grammar German is one of the hardest European languages. But I can't say too much about eastern European languages.

So don't worry too much about genders, we will understand you
The E. European languages are truly weird. Yeah, I tend to ignore gender, except that it matters on exams! I didn't know you ever capitalized adjectives/verbs. (Faster on a keyboard? I dunno about that. Then again if I hadn't brought my laptop I'd be going crazy, or should I say crayz, using only your german-style keyboards!) Actually, I'm curious about these "reforms" - I don't think the English language or many others have official reform councils or whatever. How does that work?
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:33 AM   #66
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I think it's faster writing in English because you don't have to hit Shift that often. Then again there is the apostrophe which always demands to hit the Shift-key.
With capitalized verbs/adjectives is a bit complicated. Normally you don't capitalize them, only in certain grammatical relations. So don't think too much about that.

The English language is more lively and changes, like nite/lite becoming more popular than night/light.

In German the spelling of words is fixed, i.e. there's a committee that decides on how to spell a word, when to use a comma, when to capitalize an Adjective and so on.
That gets written down in the Duden, something like the Oxford Dictionary, and only the spelling and grammar rules in the Duden are the right ones.

Sounds a bit communistic, doesn't it?
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language nerds!
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I'm a loser on maths, so language was left
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math's

It's math's.




















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sure like colour is color?


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Well, it's really just math, without the s, but I didn't want to offend anyon'e.
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Thank you.
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I think, with the grammar German is one of the hardest European languages. But I can't say too much about eastern European languages.
Dutch is a lot more difficult to learn than German


die Deutsche Sprache is die schönste aller Sprachen
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I think German is harder than Dutch maar mijn Nederlands is beter dan mijn Duits
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