Pascal A. Kramm wrote: > > > >>I wouldn't be in the least surprised if you still >>stuck to your original claim that your impression of >>standard german is the Mass aller Dinge, but I >>stopped caring a while ago. This off-topic thread >>has lived long enough. >> >> > >Actually, it's the *Maß* aller Dinge. Even with the insane spelling reform, >you still *must* put a "ß" after a long vowel! Otherwise, "Maße" >(measurements) and "Masse" (mass) would become indistinguishable. >However, as I've seen most people get that wrong (among other things), so if >anything, the spelling reform makes spelling just more difficult rather than >the opposite. > > > But he's Swiss. So <ss> is quite proper.