Concerning Plurality

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
Wed Dec 7 10:57:02 PST 2005

>Davdi Silverrock <davdisil at gmail.com> writes:
>> So I wonder, which one sounds better?  Which is more canonical?
>Someone less lazy than I should look these up in the book search.
>Here's what sounds right to me:
>> "Two Phoenixes"
>> "Two Dragons"
>> "Two Lyorns" 
>> "Two Tiassa"
>> "Two Hawks" 
>> "Two Dzurs"
>> "Two Issolas"
>> "Two Tsalmoths"
>> "Two Vallistas"
>> "Two Jhereg"
>> "Two Iorich"
>> "Two Chreothas"
>> "Two Yendi"
>> "Two Orcas"
>> "Two Teckla"
>> "Two Jhegaalas"
>> "Two Athyra"
>That was harder than expected; we're so used to seeing the terms
>used as adjectives or references to the whole House.

Okay, I found another reference that supports Davdi (and my) preferences 
for one of the plural house names:

Lord of Castle Black, pg 28:

"However, the Vallista had, by this time become so well settled into their 
new homes..."

Conclusion: Vallista is, in fact, its own plural.

So we have Teckla and Vallista. Two down, 15 to go.