Monday, September 9, 2013

Those pesky plurals (Media/medium Data/datum)

For an etymological discussion I’m having (skip unless you’re a word-geek):

TL;DR - They are originally in English from Latin and the plural/singular are as @hubbit outlines. However, the Latin plural forms, especially in particular usages, have been used by themselves so much that for quite a while they have been treated as singular in English.

 

Media/medium Data/datum 

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Monday, April 23, 2012
hubbit:

doctorwho:

The Doctor’s words….

This is awesome.

hubbit:

doctorwho:

The Doctor’s words….

This is awesome.