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Re: 1.4 c: Basic Terminology

From: Gregory Murphy <gjmurphy@cethsun.Princeton.EDU>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 08:42:51 -0500 (EST)
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On 4 Feb 1997, Peter Flynn wrote:

> Harvey Bingham writes:
> Despite my fondness for Latin, I think terminus has been anglicized
> for long enough to have acquired an -es plural. Problem is, terminuses
> sounds terrible and termini is a lot easier to say. Is there really
> no other word?

	I can't find a single instance of "terminuses" in the OED 2, but 
"termini" abound, including a reference dated 1975.  Seems to be pretty 
solidly common usage.

	I for one can't read/hear the plural without lapsing into nostalgia 
for Rome and its seedy but grandiose train station.
- Gregory Murphy
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