Is this banner correct?
I would've thought the banner would read "REICHTUMS" instead of "REICHTUM", like it says on canoo: http://www.canoo.net/inflection/reichtum:N:M
It seems like a contradiction.. Can anyone help please? This language gets more confusing every day I swear xD
It would then need to be "Wegen des Reichtums*"
But without an article, in this case "des" then it's just Reichtum
I tried to look around online and I found this:
The base word is Drogenschmuggel, but they actually DID use the form with an "s". I noticed the paper is from Austria, so I will assume this is a feature of Austrian German.
Thanks for your help!!
No, the Austrian part doesn't have an influence on this :)
If in doubt, consult Duden: http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/wegen
"Ein allein stehendes, stark gebeugtes Substantiv im Singular bleibt im Allgemeinen ungebeugt:
wegen Umbau geschlossen"
This means both "wegen Reichtums" and "wegen Reichtum" are possible, but the version without the -s is more common.