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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

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Posted:I think that various genera may rest in their bedii. However, specieii should beware.

-Mike )'(
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MiG
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MiG

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Posted:tonight at work, i cut capsicii, and delivered lots of pizzii. twas fun smile

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
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"if i jump in the fire, will you?"
Location: USA, wishing I was in SA

Total posts: 633
Posted:"we are the knights who say ... ' ii ' "

i like breaking the Law frown , of Gravity wink !

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Posted:knightii.

Lordy, people. Pay attention! tongue


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MiG
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MiG

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Posted:what is the status with person/people? persii?

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

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Posted:personii last I looked

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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Posted:People is an atypical plural, so it can be left alone, if I understand the rulii correctly.

-Mike )'(
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MiG
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MiG

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Posted:can we please get a set of rulii written down?

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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nearly_all_gone
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nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

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Posted:Written by: Molly

bacteriumii



Shouldn't that be Bacteriii?

And what's all this "We" business? Shouldn't that be "Wii"?!


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
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Doc Lightning
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Posted:The rulii as I understand them:

1) For a standard plural, the "s" on the end of the word shall be replaced with an "ii"
1a) If replacing the final "s" with an "ii" would be unwieldly, the namer may choose to alter the word (eg: "pluri" instead of "pluralii").
2) Wordii that do not end in an "s" when pluralized may be left alone (eg: bacteria, virii, genera).


-Mike )'(
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Dr_Molly


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Posted:The rulii as I understand them:

1) Any plural may have its ending replaced by the great "ii" and various of its previously quite important syllablii swept aside in the interestii of aestheticii.
2) Unless it looks silly
3) Or Durbs diagrees


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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:tongue

But yes, you're right biggrin


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Nate
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Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Posted:lol you guyii are fricking crazy you've actually managed to coungeour up 5 pagii of this madness, i think there should alos be a rule that if writting in this thread you absoloutly must write in the wacky way of ii

i'm suprised no oneii has named a god the great ii of pluralness


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MiG
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MiG

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Posted:i have only three pagii of madness. you need more postii per page.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Since this is one of the best threadii of all time, I'm bumping it.

-Mike )'(
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mcp
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mcp

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Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

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Posted:good gollii!

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Posted:It's extra funny....cos, well, thats sorta like romanian plurals! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Written by: Rouge Dragon

It's extra funny....cos, well, thats sorta like romanian plurals! ubblol



Ahem. "Plurii"?


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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Posted:I'm sorry. redface


under old circumstances i'd say, "you can spank me as punishment" but I'm not sure how allowed that is anymore.....ubbangel


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Drudwyn


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Location: Southampton Uni

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Posted:Circumstancii! Nice bump Doc! I think the plural of House should be determined as Hice, and pluralization of wordii should be generalised. It's far more fun!

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Posted:This thread hasn't been touched in 8 monthii.

-Mike )'(
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Dragosani
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Dragosani

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Posted:Great thread, peepii biggrin
Oh, and Rougie, you can give me as many spankii as you like...

biggrin : D : D

madness, my colleagii are looking at me again as if I've gone mad, crazily tapping with my fingii on my keyboard with an evil grin on my face showing all my teethii

ubblol ubblol ubblol


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Pen Draven


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Posted:Isn't Teeth Already a pural though... Shouldn't it be Toothii wink

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I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

Oh No I'm going to get Shot Alive if he finds out - DA wink

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Dragosani
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

Dragosani

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Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


The rulii as I understand them:

1) For a standard plural, the "s" on the end of the word shall be replaced with an "ii"
1a) If replacing the final "s" with an "ii" would be unwieldly, the namer may choose to alter the word (eg: "pluri" instead of "pluralii").
2) Wordii that do not end in an "s" when pluralized may be left alone (eg: bacteria, virii, genera).



So, following these rulii, I get to choose between teeth, toothii or teethii and I find it more pleasing to use teethii instead of toothii.

ubblol ubblol ubblol


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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Posted:It becomes a problem because English has so many irregular plurii.

Other languagii could work better, but then again, it might sound wierd to do this in, say, Spanish.


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Dangerousmind66


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Posted:Ive got a curveball for you guys. Octopus. Here's a hint. It isnt octopi. And no, changing it to octopii doesnt make it correct. Anyone know without looking?? (I did a report on this in the 4th grade, still remember)

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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Posted:Have I replied in here that I think Romanian uses "ii"?
Otherwise, I have double spanish today, and my clas already think I am a nutcase...this could well be very fun! biggrin


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

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Posted: Written by: Dangerousmind66


Ive got a curveball for you guys. Octopus. Here's a hint. It isnt octopi. And no, changing it to octopii doesnt make it correct. Anyone know without looking?? (I did a report on this in the 4th grade, still remember)

I looked it up frown


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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

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Posted:isnt it something to do with how it sounds greek, or is from a greek root, so in an attempt to seem "educated" it was given a greek plural?

however, in a way it IS actually Octopi. If enough people say it as "octopi" and believe that it is, then that is the plural in "descriptive grammar".....

ok, ill stop being a language geek now.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Dragosani
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Dragosani

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Posted:I always thought it was octopussii, you know, like in the James Bond filmii biggrin

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