[Novalug] WAY OT: Latin noun plurals
Charles M Howe
cmhowe at patriot.net
Thu Dec 11 18:24:09 EST 2008
Only Latin scholars with massive domes, preferably bald and with
magnificent snowy beards may even READ this.
The plural of stadium, which is neither male nor female (LOOONG senior
moment: I can't remember the term), is stadia. What is the male ending.
It might be a also.
Why do I ask? A nephew and family visited two weeks ago. John was
driving a Prius. I remarked that if the John Howe family had another
Prius it could be said that they had Pria. It cracked him up. It took a
week and a half for it to sink in that I was probably incorrect.
Charlie, whose Latin skills can be detected -- well, I don't think they
CAN be detected
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