dialect in novels
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Fri Mar 2 15:36:36 UTC 2001
In a message dated 3/2/01 9:16:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, douglas at NB.NET
<< >The rule may be arbitrary but it is unambigous. When referring to people
>objects) in the real world, the plural is "dwarfs". "Dwarves" (as in "Snow
>Whie and the Seven Dwarves") is used only in fantasy.
In which standard American reference is this rule found? >>
None. I deduced the existence of a rule based on evidence which I had just
My apologies. I really should have made it clear that I was generalizing on
my own initiative.
- Jim Landau
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