Re: Capital Sharp S in the News

From: Johannes Rössel (
Date: Tue Jul 01 2008 - 03:03:53 CDT

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    Michael Everson wrote:
    > At 08:58 +0200 2008-07-01, Johannes Rössel wrote:
    >>> Since German orthographic reform has made <Maße> ['ma:s@] 'measures'
    >>> distinct in spelling from <Masse> ['mas@] 'mass'
    >> This must date back to at least the 1901 reform. The 1996 reform
    >> didn't change that, it was already that way.
    > There are other words in the 1996 reform though where the distinction
    > was introduced. Gruss and Kuß?

    »Gruß« has a long vowel, so an ß follows, nothing changed here. »Kuß«
    was the old spelling and »Kuss« is the new one, indeed.


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