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Re: pelvi, pelves, pelvises?



Quoting David Peters <davidrpeters@earthlink.net>:

> So, is pelvis singular or plural? I have a pelvis, but I think it is
> composed of a left and right pelvis.

You have one pelvis, and it is composed of left and right halves, each of which
consists of an ilium, a pubis, and an ischium.

Plural is pelves or pelvises, depending on taste.  Latin and Greek nouns ending
in -is never take -i for the plural.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan