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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@...> >> wrote: >> >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 distinction. kry@s: j. 'mach' wust


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>