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Id: 26276
Status: open
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Queue: Lingua-EN-Inflect

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Requestors: MSCHILLI [...] cpan.org
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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 1.89
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Subject: Plural of "moose" should be "moose", not "mooses"
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"The plural of moose is mooses." (should be "moose"). #!/usr/local/bin/perl -w use strict; use Lingua::EN::Inflect qw (PL); my $word = "moose"; print "The plural of ", $word, " is ", PL($word), ".\n";
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... and some more examples (correct plural given): elk => elk caribou => caribou bison => bison hoof => hooves thief => thieves swine => swine
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #26276] Plural of "moose" should be "moose", not "mooses"
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:32:31 +1000
To: bug-Lingua-EN-Inflect [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Damian Conway <damian [...] conway.org>
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Michael_Schilli via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> moose => moose > elk => elk > caribou => caribou > bison => bison > hoof => hooves > swine => swine
All of these inflect as you expect in "classical" mode. However, OED indicates that they should all be pluralized with '-s' in modern usage, which they are. Show quoted text
> thief => thieves
This was indeed a partial bug, and fixed (again in "classical" mode only) for the next release. Thanks, Damian
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Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #26276] Plural of "moose" should be "moose", not "mooses"
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 23:28:26 -0700 (PDT)
To: "damian [...] conway.org via RT" <bug-Lingua-EN-Inflect [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: Mike Schilli <m [...] perlmeister.com>
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On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, damian@conway.org via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> All of these inflect as you expect in "classical" mode. However, OED > indicates that they should all be pluralized with '-s' in modern > usage, which they are. >
> > thief => thieves
> > This was indeed a partial bug, and fixed (again in "classical" mode only) for > the next release.
Thanks ... btw, do you know if there's an online version of OED? The plurals "thiefs" and "swines" are definitely wrong by m-w.com (but I'm not a native English speaker, so you can safely ignore my concerns :). -- Mike Mike Schilli m@perlmeister.com
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #26276] Plural of "moose" should be "moose", not "mooses"
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 20:40:19 +1000
To: bug-Lingua-EN-Inflect [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Damian Conway <damian [...] conway.org>
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Hi again Mike Show quoted text
> Thanks ... btw, do you know if there's an online version of OED?
http://www.oed.com/subscribe/ ...but it's horribly expensive. :-( Show quoted text
> The plurals "thiefs" and "swines" are definitely wrong by m-w.com (but I'm > not a native English speaker, so you can safely ignore my concerns :).
Not at all. Non-native speakers are frequently more correct than we "ethnic" Anglophones. ;-) Damian


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