26121Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: What's the singular of hose?
- Nov 1, 2002On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Lena Strid wrote:
> Sarah wrote:Without knowing the etymology of either, and when I'm not being silly, I
> > I'm going with "ho" just because it's funny. And that's what I've got -
> half of a pair of hose.
> I always assumed that hose was the singular (and plural unknown).
> Perhaps that's because I think in swedish terms: singular: hosa,
> plural: hosor.
actually categorize "hose" with "pants" - things that always come in
pairs. ;^) Just like there's not an English singular of "pants" I'd say
there's not really one of "hose" either. What I really have is half of a
pair of hose.
> Does anyone here have a clue whether hose is the plural or theNo clue. See above for my anglo-centric theory. Anyone got the OED lying
> singular? And also, what the singular/plural then would be.
Alianor, who didn't really mean to start a linguistic discussion but isn't
Sarah Michele Ford
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