Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by The Albatross, Jan 26, 2008.
Is it true that there's no real set definition or way to pluralize the word platypi (platypusses)?
Wow... that one's a doozy. I'd assume that platypi is the correct way, but what I want to know is why you do you want to know? lol
In theory that is correct; however, the English language is funny in that it loves to have enough irregularities to create another language. I'm not 100% on this, but I'm pretty sure you've got it correct there. I do believe that it is an irregular pluralization and that it is platypi.
It's platypi. They're strange marsupials, unique to Australia.
either platypuses [no double s] or platypi is ok, per dictionaries... not that you wanted to know, but the word is from the greek word [platy-pous] for 'flat-footed'...
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