In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Linguistics(verb/noun) en pluralplural form — plural masculine
- The first person plural possessive pronoun ‘our’ is occasionally used in lieu of an article in order to denote a certain universality.
- The first and second words could be either plural nouns or singular-inflected verbs.
- Conversely, Russian has a complex plural system in which the morphological markers for sets of two, three, and four differ from those for five through ten.
- I've corrected this post to reflect that ‘Sims’ is plural.
- Lice is the plural form of louse.
- Kant's use of the first person plural is a device of a very special character.
2Politics Sociology(economy/society) pluralista
- But the concept that there is a person around whom we could all unite, who could articulate a vision to which we would all be willing to sign up flies in the face of any understanding of Australia as a plural, diverse democracy.
- The many migrations since the war have set Britain on the path to becoming a plural and diverse society.
- The pressing need of our age is to found a public sphere that would cherish subjectivity, where plural experiences of cultures would correspond to diverse inner lives.
- Human diversities are widely plural and their histories complex.
- The countrymen prefer a diverse and plural India.
- In a country as diverse and plural as India, a wide range of demands are always going to arise that will have to be recognised, accommodated, and to some extent satisfied, if the polity is to survive.
1plural masculinein the plural — en plural
- Likewise, the King regularly calls the disputants, his subjects, thou in the singular and you in the plural.
- In the plural, they can refer to members of the person's family.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.