[Latingp] Latin Small Letter Sharp S =?utf-8?Q?(=C3=9F)_?=U+00DF

Meikal Mumin meikal at mumin.de
Mon Aug 26 08:24:47 UTC 2019


Please find answers inline below.

Best,

Meikal
Am 26. Aug. 2019, 9:37 AM +0200 schrieb Michael Bauland <Michael.Bauland at knipp.de>:
> Hi all,
>
>
> > > Second, I want to comment on the Option for Sharp S and double S with
> > > no variant relationship.  I have a question for those who are more
> > > fluent in German than I -- which is most of you.  Are there any
> > > examples of two different German words which are identical except that
> > > one is rendered with a Sharp S and the other is rendered strictly with
> > > a double S?
> >
> > In short - many: masse vs maße, reisen vs reißen, weise vs weiße, muse
> > vs muße, busen vs bußen. And those examples don‘t even include proper
> > names, such as personal or place names, which should be more than the
> > examples from the lexicon.
>
> Just a short comment: most of the examples don't have a double S, but
> only a single one.

You‘re absolutely right - These examples are a mix of s vs. ß and ss vs. ß. I copied these over from some website on orthography, and didn‘t take the time to really look at them - sorry about that. If the group needs further examples I will have to consult some proper  sources.

> So I guess they're not relevant. However your first case
> * Masse and Maße (mass and measurements) as well as
> * Rußen and Russen (sooting and Russians)
> would be two examples.
>
> I will now catch up with the other topics and talk to you all this Thursday.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Michael
>
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