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What IS the plural of Ægis?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Guest, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    And, how would you pronounce said word?

    One of life's little mysteries that I'll leave to annoy you before falling asleep tonight.

    Good night, Siege.
     
  2. AEgi (Ay-Ee-ji)
     
  3. im going with Aegises
    (aegis-eez)

    looks..... did i spell all that right?
     
  4. Spree

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  5. Guest

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    it is pronounced ee-jis, I only know this because I was once offered contract work for the Aegis in Virginia, which I declined. As far as plural forum of the word, it is one of two possiblities given its Latin and Greek origination

    Aegis (singular and plural form are the same) as deer and fish
    or Aegi if you follow regular 3 form declinations of latin nouns.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    There is a latin rule for this. But I couldn't give a [censored].
     
  7. pikon198

    pikon198 Guest

    ae together makes the I sound so (I-gis)
     
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    And, how would you pronounce said word?

    One of life's little mysteries that I'll leave to annoy you before falling asleep tonight.

    Good night, Siege.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    by my dictionary the answer is: aegises or egises
    pronounced: egg...ess
    Sweet dreams everyone...
    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  9. davebobbit

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    Its probably the same word, Ægis. Like the plural of sheep is sheep [​IMG]
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *wakes up*

    Thank you all!

    I only asked because an attempt to re-arrange my storage descended into an argument between Bea and I, while sorting cursed arties!

    Ægisisis? Ægisii? Eggy? Ægii? Ægey? We almost settled on "Ægis shields", but that seemed like a cop-out...

    I think Dola's is most likely to be the right one! Thanks again!
     
  11. Guest

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    ae together makes the I sound so (I-gis)

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    Yes, technically you are right on the pronounciation of ae sound of latin words but you know us Yanks we have ****ized so many languages Aegis is just one of those fine examples
     
  12. Guest

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    wud da skah ? iz dere meny ? *growls*
     
  13. Guest

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    a couple of years ago the Modern Language Association (MLA) decided that you could make anything plural by adding -s or -es to the end. for example: moose use to be singular and plural (it still is that way) but now its acceptable by the MLA for one to say mooses. so Aegises sounds good to me [​IMG]
     
  14. davebobbit

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    a couple of years ago the Modern Language Association (MLA) decided that you could make anything plural by adding -es to the end. for example: moose use to be singular and plural (it still is that way) but now its acceptable by the MLA for one to say mooses. so Aegises sounds good to me [​IMG]

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    Based on that, "sheepes" does not look or sound right :s
     
  15. Guest

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    It does if you picture a slimy once-hobbit thing from Lord of the Rings saying it.

    "MY sheepses! Precious sheepes! sheeeeepseseseses"

    Hrm. Who stole my medication?!?
     
  16. Ægies of course :p
     
  17. Guest

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    And lo, 2008 was declared the year of 'how much nudity can we slip past the mods'. And there was much shivering and sunburn.
     
  18. Guest

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    Ægis.

    Just like the plural of deer is deer.

    "I have 25 cursed Ægis, stored in a chest upstairs."
     
  19. The classical-style plurals of "penis" and "****oris" are "penes"
    /'pi:ni:z/ and "****orides" /klI'tOrIdi:z/.
     
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  21. Guest

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    Etymology:
    Latin, from Greek aigis, literally, goatskin, from aig-, aix goat; akin to Armenian ayc goat

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    Goat?!? Hmm. I didn't know that.

    Many thanks to all, and I hope Dor's stopped growling!

    *goes to try using goats as a shield outside various PKs houses*
     
  22. Guest

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    Och, ah here ah'd heared ye wuz a smart bloke. Tis simple, laddie.

    Scot 1: So, laddie, how many o yon shield thingies ye got? The Ægis?
    Scot 2: Och, ah've got a crate full o th' things.

    See? plural. Nay problem.
     
  23. *votes for Sitric's answer*

    Simple, yet elegant.

    Eloquent, even!
     
  24. Guest

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  25. Guest

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    Rofl. The sad part is I'm actually beginning to understand 90+% of what he says.

    However, I think Aeges is the right answer.