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Old July 13, 2011, 13:59   #1
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Plural names of monsters

Concerning the new way monster list is displayed (using plural names), I have a few interrogations about the plural form of some monsters.

Using plural_aux(), I get:
- Manes (Maneses? -- see Erinyeses)
- Yeti (Yetis?)
- Orc/Ogre/Kobold shamans (shamen?)
- Tengu (Tengus)
- Colossi (Colossus?)
- Hezrou/Glabrezu/Barbazu (us?)
- Nalfeshnee (Nalfeshnees?)
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Old July 13, 2011, 14:42   #2
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Concerning the new way monster list is displayed (using plural names), I have a few interrogations about the plural form of some monsters.

Using plural_aux(), I get:
- Manes (Maneses? -- see Erinyeses)
- Yeti (Yetis?)
- Orc/Ogre/Kobold shamans (shamen?)
- Tengu (Tengus)
- Colossi (Colossus?)
- Hezrou/Glabrezu/Barbazu (us?)
- Nalfeshnee (Nalfeshnees?)
Colossi is the correct plural, but Yeti is not (Yetis is correct). Shamen is also correct, but I don't know about the others.
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Old July 14, 2011, 00:53   #3
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For what it's worth, it is my intention to make monster plurals behave like object plurals by getting rid of plural_aux() and using the |singular|plural| syntax in monster.txt. Not going to happen for 3.3, but I will try to keep an eye on all the plural adjustments noted on the forums.
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Old July 14, 2011, 03:40   #4
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Concerning the new way monster list is displayed (using plural names), I have a few interrogations about the plural form of some monsters.

Using plural_aux(), I get:
- Manes (Maneses? -- see Erinyeses)
- Yeti (Yetis?)
- Orc/Ogre/Kobold shamans (shamen?)
- Tengu (Tengus)
- Colossi (Colossus?)
- Hezrou/Glabrezu/Barbazu (us?)
- Nalfeshnee (Nalfeshnees?)
Manes, Erinyes, Yetis, shamans, tengus, Colossi, Hezrous, Nalfeshnees

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Manes, Erinyes, Yetis, shamans, tengus, Colossi, Hezrous, Nalfeshnees

A.
Almost. Sha-man becomes Sha-men. Otherwise happy with the list.
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Chambers says shamans.
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Chambers says shamans.
So does Merriam-Webster. I stand corrected - shamans it is. Can I still hum Move Any Mountain while I slaughter them?
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So does Merriam-Webster. I stand corrected - shamans it is. Can I still hum Move Any Mountain while I slaughter them?
Heh, I don't think that the creators of 'Phorever People' should ever be considered a reliable reference source when it comes to spelling.
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