[Ads-l] hypercorrect pluralization of attributives

Kate Svoboda-Spanbock katesvobodaspanbock at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 19 12:05:53 EDT 2016


The latter.
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Kate Svoboda-Spanbock
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On Sep 19, 2016, at 8:57 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 11:43 AM, Kate Svoboda-Spanbock <katesvobodaspanbock at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> I use the equivalent of “five foot ten inch” all the time if it is followed by the thing being described (e.g. a cabinet.)
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>> When just saying how tall someone is, however, the inches seem to be implied. It seems to me that I have heard Europeans refer to things frequently as “one meter twenty-seven”, which seems similar.
> 
> But do they say "two meter twenty-seven" or just "two meters twenty-seven"?
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> LH
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