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Difference betwixt 's' and 'ß' ??

Any input is appreciated !

2/7/2018, 3:21:28 AM

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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.
2/7/2018, 3:58:22 AM

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Danke!

2/7/2018, 4:41:32 AM

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TaylorHenrique - There is an uppercase Eszett? Does it look different than: ß?

2/8/2018, 5:40:57 AM

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@slamRN there is. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_%E1%BA%9E .

It's not used much (yet).

Here's one: ẞ

How it looks like will depend on the font.

2/8/2018, 6:15:20 AM

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Basically it just looks fatter?

2/9/2018, 11:54:10 AM

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Can you put them side by side, a lowercase and a capital eszett?

2/9/2018, 12:01:45 PM

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Plain: ßẞ

Bold: ßẞ

Italic: ßẞ

Bold Italic: ßẞ

2/9/2018, 12:13:06 PM

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Here they are in a bigger font:

ßẞ

Basically the difference that the lowercase ß is more round than the uppercase version.

Edit:

2/9/2018, 5:03:16 PM

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Danke sehr.

2/10/2018, 3:48:53 AM

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Danke, mizinamo.

2/10/2018, 3:52:58 AM

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The user Nuno275251 posted an incredible interesting and useful video link about that some days ago.

Here's the original comment.

2/7/2018, 7:39:30 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuno275251

Indeed, those tell everything you want to know about the ß.

Thanks for the shout-out.

2/7/2018, 10:56:56 AM

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MichaPau - Very useful, informative and fun videos. Again a thanks to Nuno.

2/9/2018, 12:03:31 PM
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