[Ads-l] auroch

Michael Everson everson at EVERTYPE.COM
Mon Jan 9 14:27:17 EST 2017

On 9 Jan 2017, at 16:19, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Supersingular of singular "aurochs" - the "wild supercow of Europe."
> http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/world/auroch-rewilding/index.html
> <http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/world/auroch-rewilding/index.htm>

It would have been sensible to nativize the borrowing as “aurox”. And I’d be fine with a plural “auroxen”. 

Michael Everson
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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