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Dec
3
comment “to feel ashamed for an unknown person” or a cringe-worthy experience
Wow, umlaute are not really common in spanish vocabulary, is vergÜenza a foreign word adaption?
Dec
3
comment judging something as poor (objectively) , bad (emotionally)
@Juanillo that's just how I personally would see the english counterparts of german schlimm/schlecht, while neither of both german adjectives means poor in any way
Dec
3
comment Plural form of compound words
+1 this seems to be a good answer, although my spanish is not so superb that I did understand everything. Probably you get no upvotes because of the meta discussion? meta.spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/86/…. I think for basic questions on spanish grammar, english answers are the way to go, otherwise spanish learners might stop reading the whole answer at all with a lot of technical terms.
Nov
30
comment adjectives for “same thing” vs. “same kind of thing”
@Flimzy thanks fot the link, preview didn't show this question. But it doesn't seem to answer my question, as igual according to the answer has more the meaning of "similar, but different in specific characterics" and lo mismo has to be interpreted by context and can mean same thing/kind of thing? In my question, the distinction is identical, but still different objects and what adjectives to use to express this difference in meaning lo mismo has more the meaning of same/gleiche in my opinion.
Nov
28
comment How would you build the spanish counterpart of “truthiness”?
@belisarius removed it, was given out as synonym for belittle in a dictionary
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
@hippietrail but you didn't get 5 upvotes for your "Yes" in this question, but for the good examples. The question is quite rhetoric, it cannot be the aim to formulate questions in a way that they fit SE Standard, but then anyway generate lists? Bad plea and a bit fussy. So should I flag my question as CW?. I also don't see the point of rash closing of questions, not waiting for more down/up-votes or min. 5 close votes, esp. in BETA, when the scope is defined. That's not a very productive atmosphere prevailing upon other user to comment/vote/ask questions, concerning your meta question...
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
@Flimzy isn't your question spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/324/… a even more open-ended list question than this one? If you can explain I dont see a need to make a extra meta question, because I still think my question is very on-topic as the GLU community already proved. You are asking for "any words", how can you accept a answer here?
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
thanks @hippietrail some of these I already find out using german and english suffixes and translation services, but of course I would be especially interested in the ones I cannot derive that way as I don't have the holistic knowledge of vocabulary as a native speaker. I read that there are many suffixes in Spanish, so I'm highly interested in these patterns. In German and English there don't seem to exist more than 3-4 of such suffixes.
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
@Flimzy they are not accepted as correct, but fitting best the need of the single questioner, correct is mostly the highest upvoted answer. Personally, I always read at least 2-3 answers, as the questioner may have a different knowledge background and accepts a answer I would not even voted. I don't think the accepted feature is at all a criterion to rule out questions. It's more a sorting feature for unanswered/poorly answered questions. Following your reasoning people come to SE to read only the accepted answers and only vote the most correct answer, but not several in a question?
Nov
18
comment Is/Was there a Basic Spanish?
@vartec Hey, I didn't say I'm a expert in spanish history :) I know that there were concepts of controlled german at the time of colonialism, maybe more to control aboriginals than to educate them. I know Spanish is one of the easier to learn languages, but there may have been still a use of a simpler Spanish with few grammatic rules and small vocabulary to teach it to many people within a short period of time.
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
comparable to a science proposal. The majority will often just vote, what sound best or common to them. And that's imo correct, as use of language is evolving on and on and highly defined by the majority
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
@Flimzy we don't vote the "most" correct answers, but often the most detailed/best formatted ones with good examples. Several correct answers you'll find on thousands of questions on SE, often only differing in detail. I dont think the criterion of "correct" is a big help here. Questions asking for options to translate something creating several answers listing several options are quite common on GLU. There should be a common denominator on SE language sites, what type of questions are allowed. Also, please be aware that language is highly subjective topic and aiming for correct answers is not
Nov
18
comment Is/Was there a Basic Spanish?
+1 for the logical reasoning that we don't need Basic Spanish nowadays. Nonetheless, I'm still interested from a historical point of view, if there were at any time concepts/works on such a adaption of Spanish (e.g. at the time of colonialism?)
Nov
18
comment Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun
I don't see how this can be off-topic or viewed as a open-ended list question, I'm asking for probably 5-10 spanish suffixes, a native speaker with huge knowledge of vocabulary can likely name within seconds. It's very fussy imho if you are not allowed to ask for such linguistic patterns of a language where natives can give good insights on such a site. Grammar rules you can look up on thousand internet pages.. Same question was very on-topic on GLU german.stackexchange.com/questions/1862/…