OLD wrote:cor cordis, n...N.B.: the pl. is often used in a sg. sense by poets.
I don't, Junya.Junya wrote:Do you remember any article on such plural usage in Gildersleeve ?
It's too odd in English, Junya,—a bit like a joke.Junya wrote:Is it odd to call you "Mr. Adrianus" ?
Junya wrote:I'm sorry for seeming rude to you,
but I hope you know I didn't mean it.
Junya wrote:Then could you tell me how one ought to call someone older here ?
In Latin pl. of abstract substantives occurs more frequently than in English
arrival(s) of generals (because there were several arrivals, or because they arrived at different times)