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Re: OT Plectrums (Re: Fwd: Re: OT strummin' on the old banjo)

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 14:14
On Sun, 9 Sep 2007 20:05:49 +0100, R A Brown
<ray@...> wrote:

>>>I believe this was so, but I'm not sure what the ancient plectrums >>>were made from (but not from plastic :)
My conpeople would probably make them of bone.
>Oh yes, before some writes in, I do know that _Latin_ plural of >'plectrum' is 'plectra.' Indeed, 'plectra' /ple:ktra/ was also the >ancient (non-Doric) Greek plural; but their singular was 'plectron' :)
And indeed, we can say both in German: _Plektron_ and _Plektrum_, both are neuter and both have _Plektren_ as their plural. Carsten


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>