Concerning Plurality

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Dec 8 12:29:27 PST 2005

Philip Hart wrote:

>On Thu, 8 Dec 2005 Jon_Lincicum at stream.com wrote:
>> Phoenix     Phoenix (possible alternate form: Phoenixes, only because this
>> is *our* plural form)
>Has someone yet quibbled about "phoenix" being by definition singular?
Well, there can only be one mythical phoenix at a time, and I'm aware of 
one city.   Having a phoenix from the first set and one from the second 
might not count.