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#162953 - 01/30/07 07:20 PM Re: german practice
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
and Guten abend to both Vivek and BakitY. (Did I spell that right? If I go back to look it up I'll have to redo the message and forget the spelling for the third time.)

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#167980 - 05/02/07 12:24 AM Re: german practice [Re: Zed]
Vivek Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 2
Loc: India
Is there any *Wordsmith* like service for German words ??

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#167982 - 05/02/07 06:27 AM Re: german practice [Re: Vivek]
Faldage Online   sleepy
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13802
Weisbier, gibt es etwas sowie?

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#168032 - 05/02/07 08:41 PM Re: german practice [Re: Vivek]
zmjezhd Offline
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Registered: 08/13/05
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Loc: R'lyeh
Is there any *Wordsmith* like service for German words ??

Not sure what a *Wordsmith* like service is, but for fans of the German language there are:

- the forums at LEO German-English-German dictionary

- the dictionary and grammar at Canoo dot net

- the many polyglot forums (including German) at WordReference dot com
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#168222 - 05/13/07 11:59 AM Re: german practice [Re: zmjezhd]
WayneS Offline
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Registered: 05/12/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Germany
Nein, Wordsmith gibt's in Deutsch nicht. Es gibt aber viele Rechtschreibung websites auf's Internet. Da man einfach 'rechtschreibung' in die Google suche einschreiben müssen.

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#168378 - 05/21/07 04:19 PM Re: german practice [Re: Katja]
km7Paul Offline
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Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 2
English language is largely derived from Latin and the "romance" languages. What is the main basis for the German language?
Thanks .
Paul

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#168384 - 05/22/07 06:55 AM Re: german practice [Re: km7Paul]
Faldage Online   sleepy
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English has a lot of words that came from Latin and French. The language itself is historically and grammatically Germanic. Proto-Germanic was a branch of the Proto-Indo-European language that produced Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic from its northern branch and German, Dutch, Yiddish, and English from its western branch. There was an eastern branch, but it is extinct.

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#168387 - 05/22/07 10:47 AM Re: german practice [Re: Faldage]
zmjezhd Offline
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Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
German, Dutch, Yiddish, and English

Yiddish and English have similarities. They're both Germanic languages, but with a huge overlay of borrowed vocabulary: French, Greek, and Latin in English and Aramaic, Hebrew, and Slavic in Yiddish.
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#177807 - 06/27/08 12:02 AM Re: german practice [Re: Katja]
subhocverbo Offline
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Registered: 06/26/08
Posts: 1
Loc: New York State, USA
I also am currently learning German. I thought to offer this short noobie first posting to you and the assembled august body... It could represent a peripheral means of laterally augmenting German études. Viz., these (in my view) are wonderful German language art films with English subtitles, a boxed set. But you could easily get them piecemeal. If you were in Albany, New York, we could get a tub of pop-corn and a case of absinthe and I'd gladly 'Spring' for the DVDs, since I love these films.

I have never seen better filmmaking. This link will show the complete listing of: Werner Herzog directing Klaus Kinski. Hope this helps, Fräulein.


Edited by subhocverbo (06/27/08 12:03 AM)
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#177808 - 06/27/08 07:51 AM Re: german practice [Re: zmjezhd]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
wow...thats really cool...but dont understand

Here's a translation:

Is there any language you don't understand?? \:o

Just out of interest, how many do you speak (or understand/read, etc)?

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