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plural #4864
08/02/00 11:31 AM
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does anyone know the plural of the word talisman?


Re: plural #4865
08/02/00 11:42 AM
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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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Re: plural #4866
08/02/00 12:16 PM
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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.


Re: plural #4867
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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!


Re: plural #4868
08/02/00 07:55 PM
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thanks all, just started bugging me on the drive to work, and i could find no dictionary close by...



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