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Old 06-04-2009, 07:10 PM   #30
Rocket Man
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Default Re: [meta] Standardizing Tags

Originally Posted by Kelly Pedersen View Post
The problem with using the plural is that In Nomine (mostly) uses non-English-standard plurals, which causes confusion - how often have we seen someone talking about Malakites, or Seraphs, when it's technically supposed to be Malakim or Seraphim? The singulars at least have the benefit of being universally agreed on. :-)
Which is ironic, since in several cases, the singulars are wrong according to real-world linguistics: as I recall, the proper singulars of Ofanim, Elohim and Malakim are Ofan, Eloah and Malak. But then again, game worlds have their own needs -- and as the guy who regularly says "Elohites," I certainly have no claim to linguistic purity. :)
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