USAGE: How to tell syllables apart (was: Announcement: New auxlang "Choton")
|From:||J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 9, 2004, 22:05|
On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 22:18:20 +0100, Joe <joe@...> wrote:
>Pascal A. Kramm wrote:
>>>The rules for the usage of the |ß|,
>>>BTW, have been simplified in the spelling reform.
>>Nope, the exact opposite is true.
>>Before: ss if the two s fall into different syllables (Mes-ser), else ß.
>Tell me, how do you tell that the two are in different syllables?
If it's |ss|, then it's two syllables; if it's |ß|, then only one. :)
In Switzerland, we have: |heis-sen|, whereas in Germany/Austria/etc. they
have |hei-ßen|. That means that you can't decide whether to have an |ß|
based on syllable division. The old rules were more complicated.
j. 'mach' wust