Tuesday, February 13, 2007
the plural of nexus: nexi?
I found this in the Language Log:
The sad thing about Goropism is that within it lie the seeds of the evil nexus of nationalism, racism, and linguistic chauvinism." You could turn that comment into a terrific book on the Dark Side of the enlightenment.
This nexus refers to a "scholar" who explains all human language in terms of Dutch.
The other was a conversation about the evil triangle in New Mexico of Los Alamos, Espanola, and Santa Fe.
The nexus of plutonium, poverty, and privelege.
How about a Multinexial event?
What about visiting a Multinexium?
I like nexii, I don't feel erudite.
It just seems to roll off the tongue.
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nexus nexa nexum nexī nexae nexa
genitive nexī nexae nexī nexōrum nexārum nexōrum
dative nexō nexae nexō nexīs nexīs nexīs
accusative nexum nexam nexum nexōs nexās nexa
ablative nexō nexā nexō nexīs nexīs nexīs
vocative nexe nexa nexum nexī nexae nexa
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