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Proposal to Adopt Another German Word

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Heyo, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. Revoltingest

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    What English word made "schadenfreude" redundant?
     
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    "Philosophy" seems only a subset.
    "Perspective" applies too.
    But I don't speak German...so my impressions are ignant.
     
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    But you guys pronounce it Italianly.;)
     
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    Of course, Italians butcher English too.
     
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    Don't know, but I found this short blurb:

    Another word for Schadenfreude

    But I couldn't find "epicaricacy" in Merriam-Webster's site, so maybe it's not a word.

    On the other hand, the word "sadism" might work.

    Though my point was that English can still use auxiliary words to describe it, even if it may not be a one-word equivalent. English is not a one-word kind of language. It's not like German.

    For example, here, we have words like President, Congress, and Supreme Court, yet in German, it's all summed up with one word: Fuhrer. (And there's another word that hardly gets translated.)
     
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    Sadism is significantly different from schadenfreude,
    ie, active vs passive, & specific vs general.
     
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