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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 [&#609;&#778;ry&#601;&#815;s&#720;], that is, [g_0ry@_^s:]. The apokope of the plural "-e" also points to Swiss German, compare standard German "Grüsse" 'greetings' -- g_0ry@_^s: mach


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>