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concerning: the german capitalization of nouns.

From:claudio <claudio.soboll@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 17:16

concerning: the german capitalization of nouns.

its an old debate how senseless the capitalization is and that
it should better wiped out. since moste other tongues can perfectly
live without it.
there is however one argument which speaks for keeping the  capitalization.
e.g. the sentences :

  " Der Winzer verkauft den deutschen Wein"
= " The vintager sells german vine"

and :

  " Der Winzer verkauft den Deutschen Wein"
= " The vintager sells germans vine"

if you wipe the capitalization out it would be ambigous.
when you write "deutschen" lowercase its adjectiv.
when you write "Deutschen" uppercase its accusativ.

however i think this argument is very weak since its a rare sitaution
where ambiguity could happen. germans are usually born as