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#4864 - 08/02/00 07:31 AM plural
kbrand Offline
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does anyone know the plural of the word talisman?


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#4865 - 08/02/00 07:42 AM Re: plural
TEd Remington Offline
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>does anyone know the plural of the word talisman?

My dictionary says talismans. But it's kind of like mongoose, nothing sounds really "correct."

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#4866 - 08/02/00 08:16 AM Re: plural
Jazzoctopus Offline
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I would have to agree with Ted in saying that the plural is talismans. I don't think the 'man' at the end relates to the male of the human race, so it wouldn't be talismen. One says humans, not humen.


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#4867 - 08/02/00 12:32 PM Re: plural
Jackie Offline

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Welcome, kbrand.

Yes, it's talismans. It seems odd to think of asking how many talismen someone has.

Hope we see more from you!


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#4868 - 08/02/00 03:55 PM Re: plural
kbrand Offline
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Registered: 08/02/00
Posts: 2
thanks all, just started bugging me on the drive to work, and i could find no dictionary close by...


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