sprachgefühl

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sprach·ge·fühl

 (shpräKH′gə-fül′)
n.
A feeling for language; an ear for the idiomatically correct or appropriate.

[German : Sprache, language (from Middle High German sprāche, from Old High German sprāhha) + Gefühl, feeling (from fühlen, to feel, from Middle High German vuelen, from Old High German vuolen; see pāl- in Indo-European roots).]

sprachgefuhl

(ˈʃpraːxɡəˌfyːl)
n
(Linguistics) literary a natural ability with, or instinct for using, a language

Sprach•ge•fühl

(ˈʃprɑx gəˌfül)

n.
German. a sensitivity to what is grammatically or idiomatically appropriate in a given language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprachgefuhl - an intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language; "Dubyuh has no sprachgefuhl"
intuitive feeling, feeling - an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music"
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Segun Fischer, desarrollar ese Sprachgefuhl o sensibilidad linguistica es realmente dificil, lo que, por otro lado, se puede contrarrestar con un entrenamiento continuado:
Moreover, the orthography's opacity may on occasion mask a lack of Sprachgefuhl.
In the national spelling competition, 14-year-old Placerita Junior High School student David Pruden successfully spelled more than two dozen brain twisters, including: culottes, derogatory, precedent, immolate, basmati, lycanthropy, succussatory, nullipara, scopolamine, Erewhonian, Pierian, perciatelli, Capharnaum, oeillade, sprachgefuhl, madid and balneation.
351-352: <<Wie wenig Leben das Sprachgefuhl und auch die Onomatopoie in den Grammatikern hatte, wie sich ihr Geist schon ganz in scholastischer Weise in Wort-Abstractionen bewegte, zeigt folgender wunderliche Abweg, auf den schon einer der alteren und besten Grammatiker geriet, Tryphon.