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    Hyphenation

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    Ich habe hier einen Satz, in dem "in situ medieval structures" vorkommt. Ist das so ok, oder ist "in-situ medieval structures" besser.

    Author Selima (107) 07 Oct 22, 10:22
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    Ich plädiere für den Bindestrich.

    #1Author virus (343741) 07 Oct 22, 10:39
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    I'm against it.

    Edit: though I think I might prefer "medieval structures in situ"... I would need to see more of the sentence to be sure.

    #2AuthorAE procrastinator (1268904)  07 Oct 22, 10:42
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    Hmmm ... in den Online-Ausgaben der gerade eingesehenen Wöbü von Longman, MM, OLD, Collins, MW, Cambridge gibt es nirgends einen Bindestrich bei "in situ" ...

    #3Author no me bré (700807) 07 Oct 22, 11:00
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    Im Kontext: While the content of these three in-situ medieval structures have been sieved systematically, ...


    Ich finde "in-situ" durchaus gebindestricht, z.B.:

    Although not fully excavated the presence of a potentially in-situ structure suggests this was part of a much larger saltern site;

    https://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/2943/1/...


    This in-situ structure was reproduced in the laboratory by creating vertical holes in the compacted samples, as will be explained below.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article...

    #4Author Selima (107) 07 Oct 22, 11:13
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    Der Bindestrich erleichtert das Lesen und vermeidet, dass man gedanklich "three in" zusammen liest.

    #5Author penguin (236245) 07 Oct 22, 11:25
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    I vote for the hyphen. In-situ is like a compound adjective here, so it should have a hyphen. (But not this is not the case in AE procrastinator's re-arranged phrase, so there it is correct not to have the hyphen.)


    BTW, your context sentence in #4 should either have contents ... have or content ... has.

    #6Author amw (532814) 07 Oct 22, 11:31
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    #3 It would only have a hyphen (if at all) when used as an adjective in front of a noun. You'd only see that in a dictionary entry in the "examples" section.


    I see some style guides saying it should be hyphenated, and others saying it should be italicised and not hyphenated in that position. Up to you.

    #7Author CM2DD (236324) 07 Oct 22, 11:35
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    Danke. Ich werde nachfragen, ob's der Autor lieber mit Bindestrich oder kursiv haben möchte.


    amw, ja, das war mein Fehler beim hastigen Abtippen. Der Autor hatte das richtig.

    #8Author Selima (107) 07 Oct 22, 11:45
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    Hm. Maybe it depends on whether you think of "in situ" as a foreign word in English or not? Still, I find either version acceptable, with a slight preference for the no hyphen. I don't think I would delete the hyphen if I were editing the text, but I definitely wouldn't insert one (unless my style guide told me to).

    #9AuthorAE procrastinator (1268904) 07 Oct 22, 11:45
     
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