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Old January 31st, 2009, 09:26 PM   #1721
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Is this something new or so? The Poland-syndrom or what?
How is that comparable with Poland? There are no "D" ovals in Germany, and Liège is a Belgian city, not a German border village (though I know Poles also have a few foreign destinations every now and then, like Berlin).
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:04 PM   #1722
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Polish SSC forumers recently sent a letter to our road authorities to change signage on Krzyżowa Interchange, where neither Berlin nor Dresden is specified and causes a lot of confusion. It's going to change when the construction is over.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 12:21 AM   #1723
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Germans having problems to spell Liège correctly on A60:
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have been there some hours ago

but this spelling is not only at motorway signs -.-
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1724
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Hey guys, you should honour that we at least try to put the French version, other countries would have used only the German one ("Lüttich (B)")!

The question is: Why the hell isn't it "Luxemburg" but "Luxembourg" on that sign? Quite strange, actually...
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 01:16 PM   #1725
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The trend seems to be to sign the actual names, and not the translations. Which is a good thing in my opinion.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:20 PM   #1726
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I don't see such a trend, all I can see is that everything is still mixed, even on new signs. Or even just in German, like "Pilsen", but no "Plzeň" (CZ), on new signs!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:29 PM   #1727
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They're changing all the Arnheim / Nimwegen signs into Arnhem / Nijmegen. Maybe it depends per Bundesländer.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:28 PM   #1728
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edit, damn server mixup.

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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:29 PM   #1729
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edit again... server seems to be 4 minutes behind...
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:30 PM   #1730
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I remember driving down the BAB 5 one year, and the signs sais Strassburg and Mülhausen. The next year it was Strasbourg and Mulhouse. I think you should signpost the most well-known name of a city. But that creates some difficulties for Copenhagen. In Swedish its name is Köpenhamn, and is signposted as that in Malmö. In Danish its København, so what do we do?
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:34 PM   #1731
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København, you need to know that name anyway to proceed in Denmark.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:55 PM   #1732
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I remember driving down the BAB 5 one year, and the signs sais Strassburg and Mülhausen. The next year it was Strasbourg and Mulhouse.
AFAIK it's "Straßburg".
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 05:06 PM   #1733
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'ss' = 'ß', right?
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 05:19 PM   #1734
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\/ I was replying to Verso's remark -edit- forum server is 5 mins behind again
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 05:20 PM   #1735
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Yeah, basic German, Timon
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 05:31 PM   #1736
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'ss' = 'ß', right?
In Germany it is not the same, vowel before 'ß' is long, vowel before 'ss' is short.

In Switzerland there is no 'ß' they only use 'ss'.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:10 PM   #1737
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As far as I know, the ß does not exist anymore officially in German.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:26 PM   #1738
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As far as I know, the ß does not exist anymore officially in German.
wrong, but offtopic. depends on the pronounciation.

to stay a bit ontopic:

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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:35 PM   #1739
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As far as I know, the ß does not exist anymore officially in German.
The change happened while I was learning German at school, IIRC, as we were the last year allowed to use the letter in our exams (GCSEs, 2002), though we could also use the modern spelling.

When I went to Germany in 2000, there were still some ß around, though only on old signs, and on things trying to look old.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:43 PM   #1740
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ß is still around, depending on the pronounciation of the vowel in front of. if it is pronounciated short as the "a" in "in Massen" (in masses), use double-s. if it pronounciated long as the "a" in "in Maßen" (moderate), use ß. "Gross" is still the wrong spelling, as the "o" is spoken longly. It is still "groß".
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