From: Frank Ellermann (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 06 2007 - 16:09:46 CDT
Karl Pentzlin wrote:
> Some Low German ortographies use word-initial ▀.
Never heard of that one before, and trying to Google it I only
found one article claiming that it won't see any "S▀tich" (trick):
> Uppercase in this orthography is "S▀".
Interesting, they wouldn't propose it if they have no Low Saxon
words for it, or would they ? Is it a side-effect of their
> Sorbian orthography used word-initial ▀ until about 1946.
> Uppercase in this ortography is "Ss". A specimen of 1905 is
Also interesting, and unsurprisingly I wasn't lucky in my attempt
to find other online samples. The ▀wojo (?) in your PNG led me
to a page apparently saying that this is a "wrong" variant of
siswojo, the ▀edlo resulted in various ssedlo, some of them Czech,
and the S▀erbskje (when I try ▀erbskeje) resulted in a page where
I could buy an old Sorbian bible, and a page where the authors
might have avoided "S▀" by using "Ss" for an English audience:
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