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Re: German question: Bundesgesundheitsamt

From:Marcel Bollmann <bollmann@...>
Date:Saturday, February 23, 2002, 1:42
On Thu, 21 Feb 2002 00:45:26 +0100, you wrote:

>Whether to use -s- or not seems to be magic anyway. People don't >agree on usage for many words (Schafkäse vs. Schafskäse (= `sheep >cheese')).
How true! Some weeks ago, while watching TV, I regularly heard one particular word: "Schadenersatz". It sounded rather strange to my ears and still does. I always feel this urge to put an 's' into it: "Schadensersatz". In fact, I didn't really know that the version without the 's' was correct at all. - Marcel