Re: OT: Gruess (was Comma gets a cure -- in German?)
|From:||J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 19, 2008, 10:02|
On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 19:33:43 +0100, Peter Collier wrote:
>I think its the Alemannic diphthong /y@)/, rather than standard German /y/ -
>like the Schwyzertüütsch greeting "Grüess di". Use of ss instead of ß
>points to Swiss usage too.
>I'm guessing though - was I right?
As Benct already confirmed, that's right. The pronunciation would be
something like [ɡ̊ryə̯sː], that is, [g_0ry@_^s:]. The apokope
of the plural
"-e" also points to Swiss German, compare standard German "Grüsse" 'greetings'