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Re^5: PBP in German out of print - solutions?

by LanX (Bishop)
on Sep 14, 2017 at 15:13 UTC ( #1199403=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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The joke will even get better after Brexit, since the UK was the only member which claimed English as official language.

la prochaine! :)

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
Je suis Charlie!

PS: for completeness there are indeed some transformation rules for English <-> German, (consonant shifts) but applies only for at most 30% of vocabulary.

like th <-> d and so on

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Re^6: PBP in German out of print - solutions?
by perldigious (Deacon) on Sep 14, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
      German preserves a lot of old grammar like 4 cases (think Latin) that English lost after the Norman conquest. (Try to read the beowulf saga to see what I mean)

      But it's more consistent with less exceptions than English and has simpler tenses.

      I heard linguists saying that learning perfect German is easier than perfect English.

      Unfortunately it's also mostly taught like Latin in school with endless grammar lessons.

      I spend much time learning Russian grammar and can sympathize how painful this can be.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
      Je suis Charlie!

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