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Spaß...spasso (was Re: German orthography: long/short vowels)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, October 13, 2001, 3:49
In a message dated 12.10.2001 04:16:04 AM, theiling@ABSINT.COM writes:

>Another one is `Spaß' = `fun'. It is supposed to be [Spa:s], but I >have [Spas]. The current spelling reform does not allow this >pronunciation anymore, so this reform made the system a bit >inconsistent for my dialect.
hmm, _spasso_ is Italian for "fun." ::looks around for Luca:: BTW where is Luca? czHANg