Phonetic alphabets

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sat Dec 25 19:02:03 UTC 2004

(catching up on digests past)
Scripsit Wilson Gray:
If, as is the case with, e,g, "media," you want to use a Latin plural
as an English singular, then you probably pluralize that word as an
English singular by adding "-s," instead of adding another Latin plural
- one of the wrong gender, at that, i.e. adding the feminine plural
nominative ending to a word that already has the correct neuter plural
nominative/accusative ending - to the already-pluralized Latin word, as
is the present case.

And yet, there those who claim that a classical education has no value
in this modern world!;-)

Mi amice (my man)!

-- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian,
   Orthoepist, and Philological Busybody
   a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel
   [This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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