On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 16:35:00 -0400, Ben Poplawski <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >That's not true. For pronouns Japanese has a special plural ending -tachi, >watashi "I" > watashitachi "we", anata "thou" > anatatachi "ye" (to use the >original English usages). Occasionally you'll see reduplication for emphasis >and plurals, like the rare ware(?) "I" > wareware "we". That doesn't count as a plural as it is practically used EXCLUSIVELY used for pronouns. You can't something call a plural if it can only be used for four words: watashi (I), anata (you), kare (he), kanojo (she). That's it. Sometimes it might be added to the name of a person who is the leader of a group to denote that group, but it's impossible to use it commonly for other words, so it really can't be called a "plural".