Talk:sexy

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German adjective undeclinable[edit]

According to the Duden [1], sexy is undeclinable in German. They give examples, e.g. "sexy Wäsche" (sexy underwear) is correct, not the declined "sexye Wäsche". I think the declension table should be removed and the entries with the declined forms deleted. --Zeitlupe (talk) 07:37, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, I can't find evidence of their use. Do you reckon that the usage note is just wholly incorrect? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:40, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Actually, I missed the usage notes... But I still cannot think of an example with a declined form (that is not a comparative or superlative) that sounds right to me. --Zeitlupe (talk) 07:46, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
It could be dialectal or sociolectal, no? Try finding examples in Google Books or newspapers. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:54, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
I found no valid hits in Google News or Google Books. The existing hits in Google Books are mostly OCR errors from scanned books. One hit in the Duden Scrabble Dictionary, which explicitly says that declined forms of sexy are illegal (unless it is one of the comparative forms). A few hits in books about the German language, which contain example sentences with "sexye" but only to make a point how strange it would sound if you would decline it. --Zeitlupe (talk) 07:22, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Sounds like good evidence (which could possibly be useful to cite in the entry itself. I'd say that you should go ahead and fix it. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:30, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
I did. --Zeitlupe (talk) 07:37, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

I'll revert that. This usage is definitely nonstandard and not to be found in edited texts. But it does reguarly occur in speech. Kolmiel (talk) 23:01, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

I've phrased it a bit more restrictively to show that formal standard German allows only uninflected positive forms. You were right about that. I think that'll do and make everybody happy. We do cover nonstandard usages! Kolmiel (talk) 23:05, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
[2] Duden does give the inflected forms when you scroll down! Kolmiel (talk) 23:08, 3 September 2016 (UTC)