Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 09:45:11 EDT From: Douglas Bayer x3701 3NW Subject: Re: Mouse/Mice=House/Hice On a PBS show listed in the paper as "Wolves and Artist" last night, the narrator used both /wUlfs/ and /wUlvz/ in one sentence. And the plural "dwarfs" has fully replaced "dwarves" in kid-vid. Also, spelling aside, no voicing survives in "wolf's" "wife's" "life's" etc. (By contrast, ME "-ende" /In/, respelled "-ing", is just thrivin'.) So what are young urban polygamists callin' their other halfs anymore? --Doug Bayer PS: Don't forget "moose/meese." On Thu, 21 Sep 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote: > Have you noticed the increasing frequency of the use of -s- in the > plural of 'house'? Lots of people say 'housses' these days. People > from all over. I notice it on tv. Hice, no, housses yes. > You can plug this one into your problem too, Terry. Over the last 37 > years of teaching I observed 'blouzes' give way to 'blousses' and now > the last one is going. DMLance >