Re: New German orthography

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jun 22 1999 - 12:17:21 EDT

Otto Stolz wrote:

> So I have been told, many times. But this does not explain why
> the old orthography demanded a hyphenation of "ck" (as in Zuk-
> ker") in contrast to the ban on hyphenating "st" (as in "Gelü-
> ste").

Would German lead type fonts have had a "c" by itself? I would think
that "ch" and "ck" would do the whole job, given that all stand-alone
"c"s are equivalent to "z"s.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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