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Re: NATLANG: Dutch Use of Accents

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, July 9, 2004, 5:03
From:    "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 02:41:12PM -0400, Steg Belsky wrote: > > I'd just like to say that i was randomly surfing the web, reading > > forums (fora? fori?) > > The English plural is "forums". The Latin plural would be "fora". > "Fori" is Just Plain Wrong no matter how you slice it. :)
"forums" v. "fora" is one of those contrasts for me that, like "antennas" v. "antennae", depends on the context of use, primarily register. But I would never think of using "forums" when talking about the layout of Roman cities. :) ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637