Has anyone seen anything about a release date for Linux Mint 14 64 Bit with KDE?
arvimide at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 9 04:20:53 UTC 2012
On Dec/8/2012 5:3342 PM, Doug wrote:
> On 12/08/2012 04:46 PM, AV3 wrote:
>> On Dec/8/2012 12:5242 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> On 7 December 2012 17:26, AV3<arvimide at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>> The plurals you prefer go back to the days when Latin and Greek were
>>>> in most secondary schools, but today they seem like class distinction
>>>> signals for intellectual snobs. There are no more fora in the
>>>> auditoria, and
>>>> there soon won't be even one datum left to support your data.
>>> I find this a surprising attitude, but I don't doubt you. If using
>>> correct plurals make me sound like an intellectual snob, I am all
>>> right with that; it's a reasonably fair description, TBH.
>>> Anyway... I don't see why it's any harder to remember "fora" than it
>>> is to remember "children", or "indices" than "mice".
>> It is not a question of ease but of evolution. In the evolution of
>> language, regular forms tend to push out "irregular" forms, where the
>> irregular plurals in English nouns go back to forgotten borrowing from
>> Latin and Greek. Undoubtedly you were an exceptionally good student of
>> what you were taught, but you must recognize that old irregular forms
>> become archaic, e. g., today "worked" instead of "wrought," "cows"
>> instead of "kine."
>> I did say "seems like intellectual snobbery," not "definitely is." But
>> "rhinocerotes"? Teachers tended to promote keeping Latin and Greek
>> plurals to validate the teaching of Latin and Greek. Today, all is
>> lost, and evolution plunges ahead.
> It must be about two years ago when this topic surfaced. someone pointed
> out that the Romans had NO plural for forum,
> probably because they only had one. So "fora" is spurious.
I find that difficult to believe. There were forums (forgive me, Liam!)
in other cities, and they could certainly imagine them on Mount Olympus
serving the gods, etc. So they needed a plural. Are you sure about that?
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