Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 11:20:28 -0600

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Romance Plurals

I don't know much about Romance languages, but I'm awful curious.

IT's this: Latin plurals --at least literary Latin plurals, which is all

I know--end in vowels, esp. -ae, -i, -a, plus a few others. Italian seems

to make its plurals somewhat like Latin, at least (I think) with -i, right?

So where does the -s plural in spanish and french come from (at least,

its written in French, and I presume was stil pronounced in OF)?

Also how are plurals formed in portugeuse? romanian? romansch? ARe

they like Latin or like Spanish?

If anyone knows another list where this would be a more appropriate

question, please forward. Thanks.

Tim Frazer