Oct 6, 2017 - 4:28 AM
in reply to Marki
>> ä ... I’m not sure how to type the proper form of the letter on my iPad.
Yes, German letters with diacritics are a bit tricky if you aren't familiar with German.
If you do a long press on "a", other variants, including "ä" should come up on your iPad keyboard. An alternative to using "ä" is to use "ae" instead, i.e. Maennlichen, which is pronounced the same as Männlichen (and differently from Mannlichen, as Slowpoke noted). Web addresses usually use the "ae" spelling rather than using letters with diacritics.
The same convention applies to words with "ü" or "ö", i.e. "ü" becomes "ue" and "ö" becomes "oe".
The German alphabet also has another unusual letter, "ß", which is pronounced like "ss". The Swiss (because German is only one of four national languages), use the "ss" spelling instead, to make things more straightforward with things such as keyboards.
Last modified on Oct 6, 2017 - 4:37 AM by Alpenrose666