Saturday, July 16, 2011

Learning German

There's something new to be learned everyday.

Did you know that the accented syllables in German are determined by several things: the number of vowels, the structure of the sentence, and how many accents there already are?

Did you know that some words like cranberries and bacon are English words that have not even been translated into German but are spoken the same as in English?

Di you know that German names often come from family professions, just like in English, such as Zimmerman - which is the same as Carpenter in English?

I am forever amazed that there are so many more things to learn than I could possibly even imagine.

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