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1sunny
Edited: Oct 6, 2006, 4:49pm

http://www.librarything.de/tour/3:

Was steht auf deinem Bücherregal?

Bücher zu Deiner Bibliothek hinzuzufügen, ist auch sehr einfach.
Klick einfach auf das Buch, um es zu deinem Katalog hinzuzufügen.

Dito on next page. Will change them to d, as that's how it is on the other pages I saw so far (and Duden seems to agree).

2Cherubino
Oct 6, 2006, 6:34pm

"du" small (also small "ihr", plural of "du")

"Sie" with cap. S (also with cap. I "Ihr", plural of "Sie")

"Du" with cap. D is only allowed (no need) in personal letters according to Duden

3Julia1605
Edited: Oct 7, 2006, 7:44am

Yes that's correct. Even I, being German myself, had to look it up. After the Rechtschreibreform everything is a bit confusing.

Julia

4sunny
Oct 7, 2006, 6:08am

Ooh, what a _nice_ place for a typo! ;-)

5Julia1605
Oct 7, 2006, 6:15am

See it got me so confused.

Ahh, I think I'm going shoppiong now, at least there I don't need my brain.

Julia, going away now, hiding behind the grocery aisle.

6sunny
Oct 7, 2006, 6:24am

I always have a second look when writing 'intelligent', as I'd rather not have a typo there ;-)

Apart from that: cheers for the edit function!!

7Julia1605
Oct 7, 2006, 7:46am

Maybe we should call it Rächtschreibreform.

8sunny
Oct 7, 2006, 7:57am

Some of the new spelling rules still look extremely wrong in my eyes. At least the new Duden now recommends one of the possible variants. I'm glad I went to school when there still was a clear right and wrong..

9GirlFromIpanema
Oct 7, 2006, 12:32pm

...and to confuse the matter further.... after the reform of the reform this summer, you may now write either "du" or "Du" (letter or not)...
To me, "du" looks just wrong. But then I am rapidly approaching UHU stage (unter hundert - über vierzig).

10Cherubino
Edited: Oct 7, 2006, 3:30pm

You may only choose in letters,

see "Amtliche Regelung der deutschen Rechtschreibung" (the source Duden is based on)
§ 66
>>Die Anredepronomen "du" und "ihr", die entsprechenden Possessivpronomen "dein" und "euer" sowie das Reflexivpronomen "sich" schreibt man klein. ... E: In Briefen können die Anredepronomen "du" und "ihr" mit ihren Possessivpronomen auch großgeschrieben werden

11rosinalippi
Edited: Oct 7, 2006, 4:03pm

Cherubino: I shall not be cowed by any "Amtliche Regelung" nor by Duden. Orthographic anarchy is my philosophy of choice.

Dyslexics, untie!

12Cherubino
Edited: Oct 7, 2006, 6:18pm

That's poetic license. Me on the other hand would be happy to be able to use these rules. Violating rules just starts being fun if you know the rules.

so i'am dyslexic not by choice :-(

13Julia1605
Oct 8, 2006, 3:23am

I'm also for those rules, otherwise we will just change it from du to Du and back again, because everybody thinks something different.

Julia

14GirlFromIpanema
Oct 8, 2006, 5:07am

msg 10 Cherubino: Ah, da hat man also in der Presse tatsächlich falsch kolportiert (die Reform der Reform diesen Sommer), oder wie?
Wenn das denn die neuen Regeln sind, sollten wir die anwenden, da bin ich einer Meinung mit Julia.

Beruflich muß ich die auch beachten. Ansonsten halt ich's wie mein Urgroßvater, der hat bis zu seinem Tode 1973 die Rechtschreibreform von 1903 ignoriert *kicher*.

15sunny
Oct 8, 2006, 5:11am

It makes the site look prettier if it's consistent.

16Cherubino
Oct 8, 2006, 1:04pm

Yeah sunny, consistency and up-to-dateness boost confidence in a professional web application.

GirlFromIpanema, the current 24.Aufl. is dated 2006, it's the first Duden that recorded the reformed reform which is valid since august 1. 2006. For exercise i recommend ISBN 3-411-06194-4 If you have checked the http://rechtschreibrat.ids-mannheim.de pages Aktuelles and Dokumentation your are serviceable ;-)

Overview: http://www.ids-mannheim.de/pub/laufend/sprachreport/pdf/sr06-extra.pdf

17tharos
Nov 12, 2007, 1:39pm

der Du/du Mischmasch war doch relativ groß, und "du" wohl in der Mehrzahl.
Ich hab mal (wo es mir aufgefallen ist) du/deine/etc mit kleinem d abgeändert.

Das inkonsistente sah wirklich mies aus (hoffe jetzt fühlt sich keiner auf den Schlips getreten).