[Ads-l] "-ies"

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 22 23:22:23 UTC 2018

Wiktionary sats they have different etymologies. 



2018/01/22 13:23、Shawnee Moon <moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM>のメール:

> Good afternoon,
> I was curious if anyone knows where the Y and its plural IES originated
> from.
> The most obvious usage today is "Selfies", but kittens are kitties, dogs
> are doggies, a horse is a horsey (infrequent adult usage). There's a gross
> and stupid commercial about antiperspirant/deodorant which calls the
> sniffing of one's own armpits for body odor a 'smellfie."
> It's not the same as turning a word into an adjective, like, "It smells, so
> it's smelly." Or saying I feel a little achy or itchy.
> Some of the words are baby talk, like doggy instead of dog, but selfie is a
> current word used by teens and up. Just one of those things that meander
> through the craters of the Moon's mind...
> -- 
> Sent from the Moon 🌜
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