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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, 18:10
On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:39:19 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:

>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.
This is an instance of modern High German monophthongization. This is essentially an innovation of (geographically) Middle German varieties, though it goes back to the Middle Ages. -- grüess mach


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>