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Fw: pelvi, pelves, pelvises?

Greek words never take -i for the plural in general, sometimes -oi, though
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Pharris" <npharris@umich.edu>
To: <davidrpeters@earthlink.net>
Cc: "dinosaur list" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 8:51 PM
Subject: 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
> consists of an ilium, a pubis, and an ischium.
> Plural is pelves or pelvises, depending on taste.  Latin and Greek nouns
> in -is never take -i for the plural.
> Nick Pharris
> Department of Linguistics
> University of Michigan