Alexander Mayrhofer alexander.mayrhofer 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
> ß seems
> to be used like any other letter in Kölsch, in particular it
> can be doubled: see e.g.
>, and
> Feschaff.

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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