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How should you pluralize the KI device?
KI (Like Moose and Moose) 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
KIs (Like Cat and Cats) 87%  87%  [ 13 ]
Other: I made up my own term! (Post below, if so.) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Question is in the Poll, inspired by a discussion in the city today.

How do we pluralize the KI device name?

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I'd say "KI" for plural, as in : There are many KI, but this KI is mine
To me it's like "sheep" ... the plural of "sheep" is "sheep"

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Good question. My initial thought was to agree with Alien, since generally you'd pluralize the possessor of the KI, meaning that pluralizing the KI itself was largely moot, e.g. the singular "My KI" and the plural "Everyones' KI". But then I thought "All of our KI" seems somehow incomplete compared to "All of our KIs". So I'm going with KIs.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:53 pm 
A general rule in English seems to be that to plural ANY word that is not inherited from Old English (the most recent decent reference point), but is rather borrowed in more recent times, or is simply coined, is to use the native plural (getting less common in some cases), or just stick an 's' on the end. Therefore, KIs is logical.


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