Re: German Spelling Reform (fwd)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 9, 1999, 3:00|
nicole perrin scripsit:
> I completely agree. I always thought compounds like that were useful
The point is that the old orthography had "radfahren" and "Auto fahren",
and there was no accounting for which was a compound and which was not.
The new rules are at least consistent.
> (and cool) and some of the other spellings changes seem silly -- like
> three l's in stilllegen.
The point here was to make hyphenation consistent. The old rules had
stillegen, but if the word needed to be hyphenated, it was written
still-legen. With the new rules, the word always has the same letters
whether hyphenated or not. Similarly with Ecke, which used to
hyphenate as Ek-ke, but is now E-cke.
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