what is the longest German word?

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brynpoeth
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Dec 2018, 6:02pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
Welsh is the other way, often the verb is the first word in a sentence, or there is no verb :wink:


It is my understanding that without a verb it is never a full sentence!

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Book best [is] memory, or 'The best book: ones memories
Is that a sentence?
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 26 Dec 2018, 6:11pm

brynpoeth wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
Welsh is the other way, often the verb is the first word in a sentence, or there is no verb :wink:


It is my understanding that without a verb it is never a full sentence!

Llyf gorau, cof
Book best [is] memory, or 'The best book: ones memories
Is that a sentence?


Probably not.
Does it need "Mae"?

"A complete sentence has at least a subject and a main verb to state (declare) a complete thought."

From:-
https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby drossall » 26 Dec 2018, 7:42pm

Various languages allow verbs to be understood, especially the verb "to be".

My German teacher told us that German dictionaries come in two volumes, with all the verbs in the second volume :lol:

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Debs » 26 Dec 2018, 7:56pm

Unendlichkeit :wink:

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 26 Dec 2018, 8:01pm

Debs wrote:Unendlichkeit :wink:

The Lady has it in one.

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Ben@Forest » 26 Dec 2018, 8:32pm

Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

Means 'Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube Steamboat electrical services'.

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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 26 Dec 2018, 8:47pm



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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby 661-Pete » 26 Dec 2018, 11:28pm

Ben@Forest wrote:Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

Means 'Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube Steamboat electrical services'.

That's the second trip up the Danube we've had, on this thread. Next time, I think I'll stop off at the Prater and take a turn on the Riesenrad*...

*as seen in The Third Man....
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Jan 2019, 12:44pm

German is quite easy really, it is phonetic, unlike English :wink:
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Re: what is the longest German word?

Postby Spinners » 18 Feb 2019, 2:12pm

brynpoeth wrote:
German allows triple letters too...



So does English. Nnnnnnnnn (from the old English word meaning constipation) :lol:
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