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pronunciation | Ar-‘lEb-nis-e (ayr-LEEB-nis-eh)singular | Erlebnis

pronunciation | Ar-‘lEb-nis-e (ayr-LEEB-nis-eh)
singular | Erlebnis

pronunciation | 'for-froi-duh

pronunciation | 'for-froi-duh

pronunciation | 'moot-er-“zE-len-'al-lIn (al as in ally)

pronunciation | 'moot-er-“zE-len-'al-lIn (al as in ally)

pronunciation | 'kaht-zen-“ya-mer submitted by | dreazil submit words | here

pronunciation | 'kaht-zen-“ya-mer 
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What they said! (this has been a language appreciation post)

What they said! (this has been a language appreciation post)

Anonymous asked: do you really like german? why? no offence but i think it sounds horrible

Wow, okay. Well, I’ve actually never heard German spoken at length. I don’t even think I know any German speakers. So I can’t really comment on how it sounds, but I appreciate the definitions of the words I’ve found for this blog. If you look at my tag for posts from German, there are some absolutely fascinating words there! Many of my personal favorites from this blog come from German. 

Plus, language isn’t just about sounds. It’s about meaning and history and the personality of a people. And people are different, so they approach sounds differently. There are probably a good number of people who think English sounds horrible too. And that’s just fine.

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pronunciation | ‘shtUrm-frI (SHTOORM-fry)with thanks to | buetterfliege and falbet for pronunciation help submitted by | kaltspiegel submit words | here

pronunciation | ‘shtUrm-frI (SHTOORM-fry)
with thanks to | buetterfliege and falbet for pronunciation help
submitted by | kaltspiegel
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pronunciation | FEIRN-veyh, with fei as in feint

pronunciation | FEIRN-veyh, with fei as in feint

pronunciation | 'sitz-flIschan explanation | The “persistence” meaning of Sitzfleisch exists in common German usage as well; don’t be hasty to take it only at face value. (At face value, it does just mean the part you do the sitting on.) But the printed Oxford English Dictionary also acknowledges Sitzfleisch in the metaphorical sense, as I define it here, so I’m sticking with the OED.

pronunciation | 'sitz-flIsch
an explanation | The “persistence” meaning of Sitzfleisch exists in common German usage as well; don’t be hasty to take it only at face value. (At face value, it does just mean the part you do the sitting on.) But the printed Oxford English Dictionary also acknowledges Sitzfleisch in the metaphorical sense, as I define it here, so I’m sticking with the OED.

pronunciation |  'tou-zend-sa-sa\

pronunciation | 'tou-zend-sa-sa\

pronunciation |  'shwel-en-ahngst\  submitted by |  Why So Serious? [traeumerin] submit words | here

pronunciation | 'shwel-en-ahngst\
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