(German sharp s) in word-initial position (was: Re: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E))

From: Karl Pentzlin (karl-pentzlin@acssoft.de)
Date: Sun May 06 2007 - 14:06:49 CDT

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    Am Samstag, 5. Mai 2007 um 11:56 schrieb Frank Ellermann:
    FE> Well, I think we have already collected some facts about
        [the uppercase-]:
    FE> ... there are no words beginning
    FE> with eszett ...

    Wrong.

    1.) Some Low German ortographies use word-initial .
        Ref. e.g. Lindow et al., Niederdeutsche Grammatik
        (Leer 1998), ISBN 3-7963-0332-3, pp. 38 ff. "Bremer Schreibung".
        Uppercase in this orthography is "S".
        
    2.) Sorbian orthography used word-initial until about 1946.
        Uppercase in this ortography is "Ss".
        A specimen of 1905 is attached.

    - Karl Pentzlin



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