alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at
Wed Dec 2 13:11:39 CET 2009
> As a little extra datapoint, ß is used not only in German,
> but also in at least one related language, Kölsch, see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6lsch_language. ß seems
> to be used like any other letter in Kölsch, in particular it
> can be doubled: see e.g.
> http://ksh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auju%C3%9F%C3%9F, and
I'm sorry - but this is a local Dialect of German. I've been multiple times in Cologne, and this doesn't seem any different than the maybe 15 dialects that are spoken in Austria.
Calling that a "language" is likely misleading. I'm not a linguist, though - but this is as much a "different language" to German as much as British Columbian English is a different language to English.
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