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How do you like to pluralize tulpa?  

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  1. 1. How do you like to pluralize tulpa?

    • Tulpa
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    • Tulpas
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    • Tulpi
      1
    • Tulpae
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Actually got around to asking my friend who knows Latin, he corrected me on something.

 

He said with modern Latin (aka "Church Latin), used by anatomists, Tulpæ is pronounced:

"tulp-ay"

Then he said with Old Latin (aka Classical), Tulpæ is pronounced:

"tul-pie"

 

He said there's no "Tul-pee"

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Tulpae is obnoxious and makes me want to punch someone just like viri.

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You guys prefer the singular and plural to be the same even if it can lead into confusion?

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I usually go with Tulpas, because it is the most correct etymologically speaking.

 

Actually got around to asking my friend who knows Latin, he corrected me on something.

 

He said with modern Latin (aka "Church Latin), used by anatomists, Tulpæ is pronounced:

"tulp-ay"

Then he said with Old Latin (aka Classical), Tulpæ is pronounced:

"tul-pie"

 

He said there's no "Tul-pee"

 

Actually in Classical Latin it would be pronounced "Tulpa-e/Tulpa-i", just like Caesar is pronounced "Ka-e-sar/Ka-i-sar".

Modern Latin is mostly adapted to the respective regional pronunciation, so in German that would be for example 'ä', while it is in english more 'ei' or 'i'.

"Sorry for that, my communication implants are idiologically biased."

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I've always said tulpae -- pronounced "tulp-ay".

It just sounds right to me.

 

That, and tulpas sounds stupid, and using tulpa for plural can be, as Sands said, confusing.

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