Steve wrote:(how do you make paradox plural?).
To follow the general English rule, words ending in x
get pluralized by adding es
and pronouncing the e
. (This is because the last sound in such words is s
, and so pluralizing without writing and pronouncing the e
would be difficult to recognize. Same goes for when the last sound is z
, or zh
Exceptions exist, of course, in some borrowed words. But even "matrix" and "index" and the like only tend to retain their original plural forms in the fields where they are most commonly used.
The general trend in any language is for the most common words to retain irregularities (in spelling, grammar, and pronunciation) while the less common ones end up following the usual rules for the rest of the language. (There's a reason that "be" is irregular in every natural language.)
Unless stated otherwise, I do not care
whether a statement, by itself, constitutes a persuasive political argument. I care whether it's true.
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