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Mistakable sentence[edit]

Quote from the section "Noun inflection": Inflection for case on the noun itself is required in the singular for strong masculine and neuter nouns in the genitive and sometimes in the dative. Both of these cases are losing ground to substitutes in informal speech. The dative ending is considered somewhat old-fashioned in many contexts and often dropped.

One must distinguish here between the wide-spread loss of the genitive case in informal speech and that of the dative ending. The genitive is not much used in colloquial German (des Mannes > von dem Mann), but there is no tendency to avoid the dative. Only the noun ending (dem Manne) is usually lost, but the dative as such is stable because the article retains its dative form.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.83.226.12 (talk) 19 October 2012‎

German MOOC course[edit]

Please add to external links

  • [http://worldmentoringacademy.com/www/index.php?ctg=lesson_info&lessons_ID=1080 MOOC German language course]: Free German course with Audio, Text, G+ hangouts, media, & Culture.

Wolff[edit]

Hi,

something of "a man in pub told me" question ... that the philosopher Christian Wolff more or less "translated" the technical vocabulary of the Scholastics into German, coining numerous neologisms, I think it was said, and thus giving German an academic lexicon with more Germanic rooted words than e.g. the academic lexicon of English. Without that, academic German might have shown a greater similarity to the situation in English. Of course it's probably not probable that one man can influence a language to that degree singlehandedly (at least more than once, if one considers Luther), and also, I can't find the reference; otoh the German page on Wolff has this in the lede: "Die deutsche Philosophie verdankt ihm ihre terminologische Grundlegung" ("German Philosophy owes him its terminological foundation", sry for the amateur translation), but again without this recurring in said article and without references. The reason I'm bothering Wikipedia with this is that if it were the (attested) case, it would IMtrulyHO be an interesting factoid for the history section. T 88.89.219.147 (talk) 18:20, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Add German language to the Brazilian regions articles[edit]

I suggest adding German language to the infoboxes of the articles on Brazilian regions listed here (nine in total).--Adûnâi (talk) 21:38, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

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German usage on the Internet[edit]

The article says that German is the third most widely used language on websites, but recently Japanese passed German in usage according to the source's data.[1] Ycleptkyara (talk) 15:45, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

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