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CHAT: plurels and like - Re: R: Re: CHAT: San Marino

From:Mike Adams <abrigon@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 6:14
I expect in most English dielects it is normal for One Euro, Two Euros,
but I know in an older English such as in the old rhyme

"one potato, two potato, three potato, more" it is normal..


Quite possible.  But German doesn't pluralize a noun after a number
(nor does any Germanic language IIRC except English):  "ein Meter, zwei
Meter" is normal for "one meter, two meters".  Therefore, "1 Euro,
2 Euro" seems very natural in German but not in English.

John Cowan                         
"[O]n the whole I'd rather make love than shoot guns [...]"
        --Eric Raymond

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