[Ads-l] hypercorrect pluralization of attributives

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 30 11:44:58 EDT 2016


LH:  << But "Obamas" is of course not an irregular plural. >>
WB:  Eh voilà!  <Obamata> dual proper noun, <Obamatic> adj.
(Actually, ancient Greek id have a dual N.V.A neuter inflection <-ε>, but
it's not funny.)

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