re: Plural of Iridium

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 15:39:22 -0400 (EDT)

Bruno_Tilgner@compuserve.com writes: 
> You shouldn't fall into the same trap as other writers on this list. The = 
> plural 
> of 'Iridium' in English is 'Iridiums', not 'Iridia', because it is a prop= 
> er 
> name, not a noun. 
 
> Any linguist out there to comment ? 
 
Do you dare to assert that Iridium is not a 2nd declension neuter, as 
bacterium, bacteria?                                    8-> 
 
Walter Nissen                   dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
 
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