Query: Why the plural in Spanish "Buenas dias," etc.? (OT)

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Dec 16 16:54:04 UTC 2002

> It's "Buenos dias" (acute accent on the i, "di/as") not "buenas".  "El di/a"
> is one of the rare exceptions to the rule that a noun ending in -a is
> feminine.

...and probably because its Latin predecessor is masculine--the only
masculine noun, I believe, in the 5th declension.


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