Category Archives: D

and drunk with milk

I woke up the other morning with the words Milch und leise going round my head. Milch, fair enough, but leise what?

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I get the impression palindromes may be significantly easier in German

See http://www.taz.de/1/wahrheit/artikel/1/die-paprika-des-fakirs/.

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Very innards

Es schwindelt mir. And then I thought it went Es brennt die Eingeweide, Eingeweide being a body part. Es brennt mir die Eingeweide would be better but doesn’t scan. It is in fact Es brennt mein Eingeweide, which can only … Continue reading

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A slave of asparagus

I don’t expect predictive text algorithms to use context, there’s not enough room in the typical mobile phone for that, but they could use counts, and if so, what corpus did they get their numbers from? German T9 doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Whirlybeast

Wirbeltier sein is not intrinsically as much fun as it sounds.

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