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Re: CONLANG Digest - 18 Mar 2000 to 19 Mar 2000 (#2000-78)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, March 23, 2000, 18:40
BP Jonsson wrote:

> That's because ess-zett can't be capitalized. It becomes SS in > caps. (Actually it *should* become SZ, with sz as a permissible l-c > stand-in. Beats me why not. German Polonophobia, maybe? ;-)
Aesthetics. It once did, and I was taught to type "sz" on English typewriters when transcribing German, but now "ss" and "SS" are standard with the new orthography. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)