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Re: pelvi, pelves, pelvises?
Thanks, Nick, and everybody else. The whole question, as you must know, was
tongue in cheek.
From: Nick Pharris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Jan 13, 2004 11:51 AM
Cc: dinosaur list <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: pelvi, pelves, pelvises?
Quoting David Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan