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Durbs
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Posted:Darn it - I go away for one evening and the post was deleted....

*sigh* Still think it should've won an award for the fastest hijack of all time...

Here's a tricky one, plural of tyre?
Tyrii?

Hmmm...

*wanders off to make some tea*


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:caterpilli and butterflii?

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Durbs
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Posted:1 car - 2 cii... carii sounds daft

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Posted:is that a hard c?
because then how will you differentiate cii from kii (one key...)?


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phiredancer
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Posted:yeah thats what i thought.....ahh, such is the strangeness if plurii and their rulii

i must be loosing my mind.............come back!!!!!

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ado-p
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Posted:Key

Keii

Car

Caii


Love is the law.

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Dr_Molly
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Posted:you are wise beyond your vowelii ado-p

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Durbs
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Posted:ubblol

What a bunch of weirdii


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MiG
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Posted:no, cos its a quote. a verbatim quote, at that.

what about people's namii? does aimee become ameeii?


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:ah MiG,

you have entered into the third round of the naming discussion



shall I recap?



durbs is singular and has no clonii so is just durbs

there are 3 of molly so mollii can be used where appropriate

mushashii is quite obviously many mush

and there is no reason to kidnap aimee's i to stick on the end. There are plenty to go round smile


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MiG
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Posted:but doesnt aimeeii sound cool? almost like a cry of anger or something

*runs around the house screaming AIMEEII!! at random things*


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Thingii! Sheesh.

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Posted:dammit, i knew i missed one in there. ah well. the absurdity of this whole thread still makes me laugh.

is more than one molecule a group of moleculii?

should we make some common rulii for pluralisation of wordii, or do we just use whatever sounds the best?


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:tis the law of the aesthete
but in sound, like
there must be a word for that
phono-aesthete?
it'll do

I'm going to go round my lab pluralising thingii (love that one Mike) and upsetting my supervisor tomorrow smile


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Posted:cool. i will have to make a concentrated effort to not call multiple objectii wirh an ii at the end. i just got a job, and dont want to lose it so soon for being an idiot or something.

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Posted:Yes, we pluralize wordii as they sound best.

Fortunately, there can be only one Lightning, because "Lightningii" would just be silly.


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Posted:what about Lightnii? or pronouncing Lightningii as 'light-nin-ghee'

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Dr_Molly
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Posted:I'll clone you Lightning

but it would just be many little bitii of you in bacteriumii (had to think about that one)

but we could feed them to flii and then there would be lots of wee beastiii with Lightningii in their bellii



oo, fun

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MiG
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Posted:i wouldnt clone someone, not with all the 6th day legislation floating around.



heyy, there is a non-ii-able word. legislation, which can reger to numerous lawii or rulii, or partii of legislature.


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:no, if it's many then it'd be a sneaky legiislation

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Posted:Actually, "bacteria" is the plural of "bacterium." As such, it requires no further modification.

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Dr_Molly
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Posted:Lightning, I know this well
but bacteria does not conform to the rule of the ii so bateriumii it must be
and yah boo to the romanii


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Posted:Molly, the posterii on this thread did agree that plurii that are already variant may be retained in their original form and that not all of them require the "-ii" ending.

Kewlness?


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:what about enterobacteriaceae then, eh?
could we make a case for a bit of variation with -ae endings to ease the tyrrany of the ii?
(they'll have their own knightae before you know it)

these questions plague me


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Posted:The enterobacteriaceaea (spp.) are a unique enough plural as it stands that further modification would just be a waste of a perfectly daft plural.

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Ade
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Posted:oww my eyii biggrin

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Dr_Molly
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Posted:Lightning - does that mean that genera can rest safely in their bedii, or might they be assaulted by the ii advance forcii at any moment?

do you think I should stop reading journal articlii? (oo I like that one)


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Posted:Articlii

Excellent stuff


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:since this is where such thingii should be recorded - one mole two mollii?

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phiredancer
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Posted:laugh out loudii!!!!

i like the bunny smile smile


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