Are these the right plural addings for these languages?

French-r, s

German-en, e

English-s, es

Italian-i

Spanish-s

Dutch-e, en, ens

Danish-s, er

Esperanto-j

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  • 7 years ago
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    Danish has -e, -r, or -er plural addings. I can only think of a single word where the plural form is done with an -s ending: en høne, flere høns. There are probably more, but they are not common.

    In general, a word that doesn't end with an -e or an -r, will be given an -e ending:

    - en hund, flere hunde

    - en stol, flere stole

    A word that ends with an -e will be given an -r ending:

    - en hare, flere harer

    - et øre, flere ører

    A word that ends with an -r will be given an -e ending:

    - en lærer, flere lærere

    Newer words of a foreign origin will be given an -er ending:

    - en chauffør, flere chauffører

    - en ingeniør, flere ingeniører

    And then there are the exceptions, words that do not change in plural form:

    - et slips, flere slip

    - en is, flere is

    ...and words where the plural form is indicated by a vowel change

    - en mand, flere mænd

    - en gås, flere gæs

    Source(s): I am Danish.
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  • 7 years ago

    I think she meant how do you make a noun plural in these languages..

    I can tell you for the ones I know:

    Plural endings in Italian = -i for words that end in -o (masculine) --> 'gatto' becomes 'gatti' (cats)

    -e for words that end in -a (feminine) --> 'donna' becomes 'donne' (women)

    -i for words that end in -e --> 'cane' becomes 'cani' (dogs)

    Plural endings in German = there's more variation and they don't always follow precise rules..

    possible plural endings are: -e, -en, -er, -n

    (it also gets more complicated because German has cases like in Latin)

    Plurals endings in Spanish = -s (easy enough)

    Source(s): Native Italian speaker, studied both Spanish and German
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