CHAT: geminate in _Messer_ (was: Announcement: New auxlang "Choton")
|From:||J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 10, 2004, 12:49|
On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 11:02:53 +0200, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
>Quoting "Pascal A. Kramm" <pkramm@...>:
>> On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 12:28:51 -0400, J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>
>> >He doesn't have to use the |ß|, irrespective of old or new spelling,
>> >since he's one of the four million living proofs that you can perfectly
>> >write and read German without any |ß|: He's Swiss.
>> So they don't use any ß at all? How odd... O_o
>The non-German part of the world is tempted to say "how sensible". :p
>Actually, I too find the new rules easier. On top of which they allow for
>more consistent treatment of vocalic length and don't involve the most
>annoying concept of orthographic syllables.
>(Unless you're telling us you've got a geminate in _Messer_ ...)
That wouldn't be much of a surprise: This feature is found in Swiss standard
German, and Pascal's German seems to share other features with Swiss
standard German, as e.g. the distinction between short |ä| and |e|.
However, Swiss standard German geminates the |ss|, that is, has a long /s:/
as well in |Messer| as in |heissen| (or |heißen|). So this doesn't make any
j. 'mach' wust