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madmouth commented on the word slavish pluralization
I also use vixen and theses :) and in Bilby's vein--a Slav couldn't possibly decry slavish pluralization, and madmouth is All Slav (also plenty goggleless in some areas, though not morphology, thanks be)
June 10, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word slavish pluralization
Where can I buy goggles of knowledge? Google sent me here, but I think they're fraudulent as they don't look like they know Latin.
June 8, 2009
bilby commented on the word slavish pluralization
I'm content to let the Slavs have their own way with plurals.
qroqqa commented on the word slavish pluralization
Well I thought as you were criticizing the slavish pluralizers, you wouldn't be using such forms yourself but were citing forms used by others: thus exculpating you of gogglelessness.
Latinate != LatinThough you are right about 'suffices'; I mistook -ix for -ex.
Well 'suffices' is not a Latin plural; the Latin for "suffix" is suffixum. The only possible plural of 'suffix' is 'suffixes': a warning to those who play with Latinity without the goggles of knowledge.
refusing to part with the Latinate (or other uncommon) plural form: fora, phalli, suffices and their ilk. the left side of the tug-of-war within madmouth between native pedantry and the desire to smooth English out for all the NNSessessesseses