Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>:
> > > [Peenemünde]
> > >
> > The real oddity is that double -ee-, no? Is peen(e-) a Baltic word, perhaps?
> > or some no-longer-used German spelling?
> Double vowels aren't very common in German spelling, but it's not hard to find
> examples: _See_, _Saal_, _Moor_, _Moos_, _leer_.
> Examples with high vowels don't seem to be found (*_ii_ would be writen _ie_, I
> but I can see no particular reason *_uu_ shouldn't occur).
I cannot recall any German word with |uu|, either.
> Note that doubled umlauted vowels are not accepted; _Moos_, _Saal_ pluralize as
> _Möse_, _Säle_.
_Säle_, yes, but the plural of _Moos_ is _Moose_. (_Möse_ is a rude
word for a particular body opening, BTW.) But |ää|, |öö| and |üü| are
indeed forbidden. We leave that to the Finns and Estonians ;-)