(06-18-2020, 05:15 AM)Klaus Wrote:(06-17-2020, 02:39 PM)mst Wrote: Great one, David, (censored) inf..kingcredible!
(06-17-2020, 02:22 PM)Klaus Wrote: Technically there is no limit on the size of a German word. But I reckon at some stage you may have forgotten already where you started. ;-)
Not only on the size of words, but sentences, too The habit of putting the subject and verb at the opposing ends of a sentence, while also embedding a truckload of additional clauses and sentences in-between, regularly drives translators nuts
Recommended read for those interested in more details: Mark Twain's essay "The awful German language"
Btw., there is a german word that describes the fear or phobia of (using) long words:
I do fully agree - German IS an awful language. It's just way more complicated than it needs to be.
Damn it you got me singing .... Marche diche mein hertz rein......now !
the only German I know ! .....