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John Cowan wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
>
> > - I remarked on the page about Tairezazh that you consistently use -ices
>= > as a
> > plural of -ix in "affices", "suffices", "prefices", etc... Now it's a
>use= >  I've
> > never seen in English. I think the correct forms should
> > be "affixes", "suffixes", "prefixes" simply :)) .
>
>Indeed, whether to use "-ixes" or "-ices" is something even natives can be
>quite unsure of.  Both "appendixes" and "appendices" are in good standing,
>and while biologists talk of antennae, engineers talk of antennas.

So, should this non-native better take the trouble to change all affices to
affixes, or just leave it as is?


                                                       Andreas

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