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Old December 16 2008, 10:08 PM   #10
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Re: German expressions in recent Trek novels

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As a native german speaker I find it quite nice
Really? I think it's annoying as hell. Especially the German/English mix Graylock uses. There's enough Denglisch (excessive use of english words in German; and yes, we have created a word for that ) in the German language today, so I don't really need to see the same from the opposite side in my English Trek Literature.
I do see this differently. I like it, and there are multiple reasons for that. One of them is for sure that we give some german expression back to those languages, that we adopted so many terms from.

Funnyly we included some terms in our denglish that aren't even english (say 'handy' for mobile phone).

I like the added flavour, but can understand your reasoning as well.
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