[Ads-l] Heard: "orifi-sees"

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 20 22:28:09 EST 2017


These plurals tend to come from edyukayTORs.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 2:56 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Would you prefer "orofixes"?
>
>
> I, in fact, prefer "AWrif-fiss-iz," < French _orifices_ < Latin pl.
> _orificia_, not _*orifex_, pl. _*orifices_. I also prefer "PRAH-sess-iz."
>
> However, my intuition is that those who say "PRAH-seh-seez" and
> "AH-rif-fi-seez" most likely don’t care about my preferences, more’s the
> pity. <sigh!>
>
> That was my first "AH-rif-fi-seez," but I’ve been hearing "PRAH-seh-seez"
> since the ’70’s.
>
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