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Deskanz Whe - 6

The plural of nouns

This is shown by the endings added to the noun, sometimes by the spelling changes within the noun. most of the common types are included in the reading passage.

Note: You should learn words together with their plurals as there are many exceptions.

singularpluralSousnackNotes
tra -aw: tacklaw things Mostly nouns with a or e in the root
sort -o: sorto sort Mostly nouns with o in their root
lushan -u: luzu vegtables Mostly words with u or i in the root; lavalu is an exception.
beast -az: beastaz animals Mostly animals and people. Sometimes -iaz or eaz
besidar -i: besidri Windows This has varied application.
contrevack -ian: contravagian neighbours Curnowian ; Cornishmen. Mostly persons
bolla -ez: bollez cups Mostly words imported from other languages.
podgar -s: podgars bowls Words ending in -er and -ar

Some plurals are formed by a change in the root:
colhel , a knife - kelhil , knives.
lo , a spoon - leu , spoons.
forh , a fork - ferh , forks.
dean , a man - teez , men.


Copyright Teer ha Tavaz 2003, Based on the book Practical Modern Cornish by Richard Gendall (ISBN 0-9537710-5-9)