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  •  Nah, the compound words aren't that bad. (1+ / 0-)
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    It's sorta like what happens in English. There are lots of examples of this out there--and it is still going on right now--but the only thing I can think of at the moment is the movement from:

    home work

    •  They make sense to a point. (1+ / 0-)
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      I still laugh at under way, which as fake AP stylebook put it is "two words in all circumstances except those in which people say it."

      But some of the German ones do get ridiculous. Of course, Welsh does, too.

      Seriously, I think German is a lovely language. I wouldn't honestly say any language was best for anything. They all have their pros and cons.

      by Magenta on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 08:04:29 PM PST

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