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Re: how to input Eszett ('ß')?

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: how to input Eszett ('ß')?
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 01:06:00 +0100

Am 30.11.2011 um 19:08 schrieb Drew Adams:

> The official name you are looking for is `LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S'.  (Don't
> ask me why.)

Kaserne means casern (or Fasan and pheasant or fast and fast) – here we have 
pronounced normal LATIN SMALL LETTER S.

The German Mast sounds like must – with some sharply pronounced LATIN SMALL 
Fass (barrel) is pronounced like fuzz – if the zeds would be s.
Maß (some kind of measure) is pronounced a bit like ma, Mars, marsh.

LATIN SMALL LETTER S, ß, makes the vowel before ß sound long while ss makes it 
short. In the new orthography of D, A, CH (or DE, AT, CH).


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