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Consonant - Voiceless alveolar fricative - Active

ß

Uppercase

ß

Lowercase

[s]

Primary Pronunciation

Secondary Pronunciations: ()

Base: ssae

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ß notes

ß is a special letter. It is not a distinct letter but should be considered a special version of the letter S. It exists to overcomes transliteral difficulties in converting the couplet ss in Latin, Greek and other Indo-European languages.