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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. gry@s: j. 'mach' wust