Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: What's the singular of hose?
- In German, Hosen is plural, Hose is singular. Now, remember pronunciation"
Hoe-sen, and Hoe-suh (roughly). :>P
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From: "Sarah Michele Ford" <sarah@...>
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: What's the singular of hose?
> On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Lena Strid wrote:
> > Sarah wrote:
> > > I'm going with "ho" just because it's funny. And that's what I've
> > 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.
> Without knowing the etymology of either, and when I'm not being silly, I
> 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 the
> > singular? And also, what the singular/plural then would be.
> No clue. See above for my anglo-centric theory. Anyone got the OED lying
> around handy?
> Alianor, who didn't really mean to start a linguistic discussion but isn't
> Sarah Michele Ford
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- Jenn wrote:
> There's probably a difference in terminology between obsolete andI think "archaic" means "old-fashioned" whereas "obsolete" means "not
> archaic, but I don't feel like digging through the Guide to the OED to
> figure it out....
used anymore". So an archaic term can be used, though it would sound
funny to most people, whereas an obsolete word is no longer part of the
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