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USAGE fora (was: NATLANG: Dutch Use of Accents)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, July 9, 2004, 5:22
On Thursday, July 8, 2004, at 08:10 , Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:

> At 20:45 7/8/2004, Mark J. Reed wrote: >> The English plural is "forums". The Latin plural would be "fora".
Why 'would be'? It actually is the Latin plural & always has been.
>> "Fori" is Just Plain Wrong no matter how you slice it. :) > > It's good Italian! :)
Yep, but as the plural the equally good Italian singular _foro_. However one looks at it, 'fori' is just plain wrong as plural of 'forum', tho it's perfectly good as the genitive singular. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760