CHAT: Ess-zett Re: CONLANG Digest - 18 Mar 2000 to 19 Mar 2000 (#2000-78)
|From:||Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 24, 2000, 5:58|
At 05:31 PM 3/22/2000 +0100, BP wrote:
>At 13:09 20.3.2000 -0600, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> >. The German boards did, though,
> >have umlauted tiles for vowels, although I don't seem to remember any
> >tile for the ess-zett.
>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? ;-)
Any idea why sz or a variation of it was ever chosen at all? It seems like
a rather odd choice to represent /s/, but then I guess Magyar uses it too.