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Old May 22nd, 2011, 06:57 AM   #341
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Switzerland, afaik they don't use the ▀ anymore.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:28 AM   #342
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Is it officially that some German-speaking countries abandoned eszett? If yes, which?
No, it is not official (except Switzerland).

The German orthography was reformed in 1996 (Source: Wikipedia), the use of ▀ has remained in some cases (Stra▀e).
Before of the reform was correct to write Pa▀, today it is a old, abandoned version. The correct version is Pass.
That sign could not be older than the reform: the reform was of 1996, the Landecker Tunnel (and this interchange) opened in 2000.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:17 PM   #343
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i have studied it a bit and now i see that Germans have made things more complicated, now we should pay attention on more things when to use ss, and when ▀.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 01:04 PM   #344
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linguistic question for Hungarians: what does in word Murakereszt˙r the suffix -˙r signs?
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 02:30 PM   #345
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Mura is a river
kereszt = cross
˙r = Lord (God) or Mister

But there are lots of towns with Kereszt˙r name... Bodrogkereszt˙r, Drßvakereszt˙r, Rßckereszt˙r (Serbian Kereszt˙r :-) ) Tˇtkereszt˙r (Slovak Kereszt˙r :-) ) etc...

Kereszt˙r doesn't mean anything
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:01 PM   #346
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I also wish ■at ■e "■" was still used often in English.

"■e olde..."
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:37 PM   #347
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I don't know what "■" is.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:42 PM   #348
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Isn't it similar to đ?
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:51 PM   #349
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"■" in English at least is = "th"

EDIT:

Someone in Ireland misspelt "centre"



To make it stranger, its correctly spelt on the nearer sign

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 04:35 PM   #350
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The ■ is still used in Icelandic. You may want to move to Iceland...
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 06:55 PM   #351
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Someone in Ireland misspelt "centre"



To make it stranger, its correctly spelt on the nearer sign
Either way is correct actually.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 07:17 PM   #352
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Either way is correct actually.
Not at the same time. Each one is correct on one side of the Atlantic.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 07:44 PM   #353
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I also wish ■at ■e "■" was still used often in English.

"■e olde..."
You're using it wrongly. "■" is indeed synonymous with "th", but pronounced like in the word "three", not "that". For the latter you use "­".

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Isn't it similar to đ?
Explained above. It's written "­", while "đ" is a Serbo-Croatian letter, pronounced like "g" in the word "cage". Both capital letters are written "Đ".
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 08:09 PM   #354
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Either way is correct actually.
Not on this side of the pond.

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You're using it wrongly. "■" is indeed synonymous with "th", but pronounced like in the word "three", not "that". For the latter you use "­".

That is the case for Icelandic, not for English.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 09:27 PM   #355
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Mura is a river
kereszt = cross
˙r = Lord (God) or Mister

But there are lots of towns with Kereszt˙r name... Bodrogkereszt˙r, Drßvakereszt˙r, Rßckereszt˙r (Serbian Kereszt˙r :-) ) Tˇtkereszt˙r (Slovak Kereszt˙r :-) ) etc...

Kereszt˙r doesn't mean anything
isn't in that sense "kereszt˙r" that cross with Jesus that usually is in the centre of the village, or at some village intersection? something like this

and according to this "kereszt˙r" could be the word itself
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 09:38 PM   #356
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That is the case for Icelandic, not for English.
? "■ree" vs. "­at". Clearer?
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? "■ree" vs. "­at". Clearer?
θree θat
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:00 PM   #358
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isn't in that sense "kereszt˙r" that cross with Jesus that usually is in the centre of the village, or at some village intersection? something like this

and according to this "kereszt˙r" could be the word itself
Look at this I found: http://www.kereszturiszovetseg.hu

Association of Kereszt˙r Settlements
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:10 PM   #359
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Is it officially that some German-speaking countries abandoned eszett? If yes, which?
Switzerland doesnt use it, and even in the 'german german' there is not eszett when using capitals (uppercase letters) it is replaced by double "s" = SS
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? "■ree" vs. "­at". Clearer?
I can do without the German esszet, but it's a pity English has lost these. Most (all except English and Icelandic?) Germanic languages have lost those two sounds too.

Talking of authographic conventions, Afrikaans has a few that look a bit odd to others, such as this one: HOŰRSKOOL COLESBERG

I'm not sure if special characters like Ű, ŕ, ˘ etc can never correctly be capitalised but usually if a word is written all in capitals they are not.
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