[thechat] german stuff

Erika Meyer emeyer at lclark.edu
Thu Apr 26 12:09:40 CDT 2001

back to my original point about English being a sucky language to read/write:

I cannot think of any German words, offhand, that I couldn't write 
(aka 'spell') after hearing them gesprochen.  Except maybe foreign 

I hate having to explain the retarded spelling of English words to my 
daughter.  She asks me "why" and I feel like telling her that Daniel 
Webster was an idiot.

It's a wonder anyone ever learns to read or write in English.

Erika (with a "k" not a "c," dammit)

>Ausgezeichnet. Danke, Kai!
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Kai Pahl
>>  i'm not bob, but it's "duzen" and "siezen", while dozen is "dutzend". they
>>  are some sort of "real" words as they are mentioned in the official
>>  "rulebook" for german language, the "duden". but they are marked
>>  in the book
>>  as "colloquial".
>>  bye
>  > kai

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