John McWhorter: A brief history of plural word…s

by 1389 on July 28, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), education, history, language

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Published on Jul 22, 2013 by TEDEducation
View full lesson here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brief-history-of-plural-word-s-john-mcwhorter

All it takes is a simple S to make most English words plural. But it hasn’t always worked that way (and there are, of course, exceptions). John McWhorter looks back to the good old days when English was newly split from German — and books, names and eggs were beek, namen and eggru!

Lesson by John McWhorter, animation by Lippy.

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1 Always On Watch July 29, 2013 at 8:51 am

Fascinating! Thank you for posting this.

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