Re: OT: Gruess (was Comma gets a cure -- in German?)
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 19, 2008, 13:39|
J. 'Mach' Wust skrev:
> 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'
BTW, do you happen to know if it is Standard German which
has monophthongized _üe_ or Allemannic which has
diphthongized _üü_ in this particular word? IIANM both
things have occurred.