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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 [&#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
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. /BP