Difference betwixt 's' and 'ß' ??
Any input is appreciated !
February 7, 2018
A single s can have three sounds:
- Z in the beginning of a word or syllable: Sie, sagen, soll, diese, Phase.
- SH in the beginning of a word, followed by P or T: sprechen, Stadt, Stuhl.
- S in other cases: was, das, skeptisch, bist.
Both ss and ß have the same sound. There is a very short rule for the usage of ß.
- After long vowels and digraphs (vowel combinations): Fuß, weiß, Straße.
- You can replace it by ss if your keyboard don't have the letter ß.
- In uppercase letters you cam replace it by SS or use the uppercase version (not found in most keyboards now): FUSS, WEISS.
Indeed, those tell everything you want to know about the ß.
Thanks for the shout-out.