Foreign plurals

Discussion in 'All Languages' started by AndrasBP, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Stoggler

    Stoggler Senior Member

    Sussex, GBR
    UK English
    Ooh, fond memories from my childhood of bacon pudding comes to mind!

    Suet puddings used to be a bit of a Sussex mainstay. One of its more famous dishes is the Sussex Pond Pudding.
  2. bibax Senior Member

    Czech (Prague)
    A very rare example* when Czech retains the original plural form:

    hippie - hippies

    Hippie byl ... = The hippie was ...
    Hippies byli ... = The hippies were ...

    We say also informally hipík - hipíci (with the Czech suffix -ík, in plur. -íci) which is easily declinable in Czech (unlike hippie).

    *I do not count the already mentioned coincidences of plural forms in Czech and Latin/Greek:

    in masculine (plural ending -i like in Latin, -k is palatalized before -i):
    horník (miner) - horníci (miners)
    cynik - cynici
    scholastik - scholastici

    in neuter (plural ending -a like in Latin/Greek):
    jablko (apple) - jablka (apples)
    album - alba
    museum - musea
    paradoxon - paradoxa

    It is a mere happenstance (or maybe it has been inherited from Indo-European?).
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018

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