Fake Latin plural . . .

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri May 19 14:41:38 UTC 2006

Yesterday on the local NPR station I heard a speaker
say "various bodily orifi" /-faI/.

Perhaps what made that innovation sound especially
improbable to me is that I have /I/ or (more likely) "barred
I" in the final syllable of "orifice," not /@/.


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