SPUG: Re: Re: Thanks :)

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Mon Jun 14 10:00:22 CDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 11:10:05PM -0700, Daniel Sabath wrote:
> But back to the virus question. 195 virii have been blocked. Here is 

Is that the common plural being used in SA circles? For the
benefit of those amongst you who were /not/ *tortured by nuns* in
your early years, allow me to point out that changing a -us
ending to an -i is NOT the universal way of forming the plural of
a Latin noun. It depends on the *declension* (principally 4th vs
2nd), which is why stimulus -> stimuli, but apparatus ->
apparatuses. When in doubt, check a dictionary!

> ~80% of the viruses go to four accounts. 

Ah, you're hedging your bets now!  A wise move when in doubt ..

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