[Novalug] WAY OT: Latin noun plurals
bdalzell at qis.net
Fri Dec 12 09:29:07 EST 2008
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008, Charles M Howe wrote:
CMH >Only Latin scholars with massive domes, preferably bald and with
CMH >magnificent snowy beards may even READ this.
CMH >The plural of stadium, which is neither male nor female (LOOONG senior
CMH >moment: I can't remember the term), is stadia. What is the male ending.
CMH >It might be a also.
CMH >Why do I ask? A nephew and family visited two weeks ago. John was
CMH >driving a Prius. I remarked that if the John Howe family had another
CMH >Prius it could be said that they had Pria. It cracked him up. It took a
CMH >week and a half for it to sink in that I was probably incorrect.
We only have one Prius also.. since August 2008. We had a hybrind Toyota
Hylander and the dealer phoned us and wanted to buy it back. when we went
there we told them we wanted to trade it in on a Prius and we were told
there was a 6 month wait so we said "we need something to drive so put us
on the waiting list and we will be back in 6 months". Instantlty there was
a Prius sitting in front of the dealership for us to trade for. A miracle!
CMH >Charlie, whose Latin skills can be detected -- well, I don't think they
CMH >CAN be detected
my latin is all learned by example from the scientific names of animals
Linux - Linices
Xerox - Xeroces?
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CMH >Novalug at calypso.tux.org
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