I imagine that if spider-Man had a German name, it would be Spinnemann, since German loves to string words and for that has a ridiculous number of words―somewhere in the millions if inflections and conjugations are taken into accout, and far more than English.
Is the e at the end of a word a sort of clue to the word's gender being female, only it seems that most of the words on here that have e at the end are feminine?
Is that just a co-incidence?
As far as I know, it is a clue. Similarly, nouns ending with "er" often tend to be masculine. But of course, there are exceptions…
I wrote One Spider, and it said is incorrect... Is "a" and "one" not the same?
I hate when brand new words are introduced by way of audio and having to translate it. Had no idea what was being said.
What is interesting about the word spider is that it ultimately comes from the Old English word spinnan, meaning "to spin". The etymology behind cognates to the English word spider is more transparent in other Germanic languages, so we know what to use when meaning the act of spinning or an arachnid.