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Posted By: Reinhard
22-Feb-21 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Rotes Haar
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rotes Haar
It is, Joe. Since the German orthography reform of 1996, the double 's' is an 'ss' after a short stressed vowel and an 'ß' after a long vowel. Now you can easily distiguish 'Masse' (mass, crowd) from 'Maße' (units of measurement). And there aren't different forms of the double 's' in singular and plural forms anymore, e.g. Faß, pl. Fässer is now Fass, pl. Fässer.