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Foreign words s/foreign plural

Rule | Stem+Ending | Fully inflected
 
   Singular Plural
Stem Ending Stem Ending
Nominative Stem - Plural stem -
Accusative - -
Dative - -
Genitive s -

All nouns of this inflection class

Some nouns of foreign origin form their plural like in the source language. These plural forms do not correspond to the German inflectional system. They are normally only used in technical terminology..

Typical examples are:

Singular   Plural
Nouns on -um Visum Visa (also: Visen)
Nouns on -on Lexikon Lexika (also; Lexiken)
(Italian) nouns on -o   Inkasso Inkassi   (also: Inkassos)

Words of English, French or of other origin, which form the plural with -s are not included in this group. Since s exists as a plural ending in German, too, these words are classified into the corresponding general inflection classes (e.g. Evergreen, Gourmet).



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