[Ads-l] plural of "emoji"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 11 10:02:46 UTC 2020

Hold yer hippos, not so fast.
Emoji could just as well be the vocative singular of a proper name in -ius
(old yo-stem).
E.g., "Et tu, Emoji?" ('And thou, oh Emojius?')
Quite fitting, given the emotive function of the vocative case.
Click on <emoji>, and you conjure up a menu of emotica. Sorta like <Siri!>
(Oh Sirius!) or <Cortana!>

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