Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sheep (plural), in my words

scovan : sheep (plural)

The Illunse word for sheep (nominative plural) is scovan. Scovan is a rare last name.

Sheep (plural and also singular) in Latin is ovis. Sheep (plural and also singular) in Old English is scéap. Maybe this is why in Modern English you have one sheep and two or more sheep, instead of the plural being sheeps. In Illunse I'd like the singular and plural to be different.

Here's a link to Sheep, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

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