(06-18-2020, 05:15 AM)Klaus Wrote: I do fully agree - German IS an awful language. It's just way more complicated than it needs to be.
I agree that it's not as simple and clean as let's say COBOL for example And I'm sure that to most foreign ears it sounds quite harsh. On the other hand, as with any other language, complexity opens the door to creativity and the freedom to use it in whatever way is required or wanted, be it for endlessly long complicated sentences in scientific books or papers, as Wim mentioned (also any kind of legal text or law) or something subtly beautiful. Also, complexity and beauty is optional... as anyone having to deal with growing up teenagers will likely confirm
"Voll am regnen ey!"
"Der Regen strickt diesem Tag mit leisen Nadeln ein graues Kleid."