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.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760