Why does my address appear as part of my name 2508
Why does my address appear as part of my name 2509
You bet I don't -- but, alas, I've made the experience that more often than not the whole German-speaking area needs to be referred to. And as far as langauge is concerned, I...
There isn't just one translation for "howdy" in German, simply for the fact that there isnt't *the* German spoken throughout the German-speaking area, but quite a variety. Swiss Germans would say "gruezi" more often than not; in many parts of Austria "Gributt Gott" would be the more formal way of greeting (just as in Bavaraia), while the Portestant parts of Germany would know "guten Tag" and the North a nice "Moin moin!" for "hello" and "Tschuess" for "Bye". More informally, the Austrians might say "gributt di" or "gributt enk" (and a corresponding "pfiat di" and "pfiat enk") or a simple "Servus"; and neither of that really translates into "howdwy" for no one would dare to ask how you are without greeting...
Why does my address appear as part of my name 2511
Regardless of the fact that systems can cope with the extra amount of data in each post, it's a n unnecessary overhead. If you want to store...
It *is* complicated, I admit.
"Heil", to sum it up, is really "hail" and requires the dative (as in "Heil Franz Joseph, Heil Elisen" from the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian anthem). It is symptomatic for the germanocentristic nazi movement that they didn't even get their "Heil Hitler" right in terms of German grammar (it should have been "Heil Hitler*n*", for else it could be and was read as "cure the fuehrer!") Ever since 1945, the old "heil" (equal to Russian "Slava") has nearly disappeared. It has been preseverd in combinations like "Weidmannsheil!" (still in use by hunters), "Schi heil" and "Berg heil!" (by winter and summer alpinists), and that's it.
...but then that's more than you'd ever wanted to know...
Helmut -- All typos © My Knotty Fingers Ltd. Capacity Dept.
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