SIL International Home

French/English Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Tip: use * as a wildcard.
Filter =

French word list

up

  plérème
  plosif
  plosive
  pluralia tantum
  pluralisateur
  pluralisation
  pluralité
pluriel
  plurilingue1
  plurilingue2
  plurilinguisme
  plus-que-parfait
  poésie
  poétique1
  poétique2

down

Tip: use * as a wildcard.

English

plural

Fr    pluriel

adj

Source(s): Lyons 1971: 281-282; Matthews 1997: 284; Nash 1968: 183 (plural number); Palmatier 1972: 111; Pei & Gaynor 1954: 170-171 (= plurative); Quirk etal. 1985: 297; Trask 1993: 210

nS

Antonym(s): singular

Type of: number1

Related term(s): paucal

Source(s): Akmajian etal. 1984: 57-58; Clark & Clark 1977: 23; Croft 1990: 65-66; Crystal 2003: 321; Doke 1935: 169 (also "quantitative plural", "honorific plural"); Finch 2000: 111 (zero plural); Hartmann & Stork 1972: 178; Lyons 1971: 281-282; Matthews 1997: 44 (broken plural); Pei & Gaynor 1954: 170 (also "plural of approximation"); Richards etal. 1992: 281; Trask 1993: 210

Sub-entries:


English word list

up

  plereme
  plosion
  plosive1
  plosive2
  plot
  plug
  pluperfect
plural
  pluralia tantum
  plurality
  pluralization
  pluralizer
  plurilingualism
  plus feature
  poetic

down

Tip: use * as a wildcard.