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raaaid
03-09-2006, 06:33 AM
i think it should be inluded being part of the western front

id really like to fly in afrika

raaaid
03-09-2006, 06:33 AM
i think it should be inluded being part of the western front

id really like to fly in afrika

HotelBushranger
03-09-2006, 06:56 AM
Hmm....lets do the math.

Africa as part of a Battle of Britain game? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Patience, my child. It will come eventually http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

JG52Karaya-X
03-09-2006, 07:13 AM
IIRC Oleg said that the Med is going to be the first big addon after BoB is released...

Capt.LoneRanger
03-09-2006, 07:52 AM
I remember that, too, JG52Karaya-X. I read here recently, they're allready working on it. Maybe just another rumour, though.

But FYI, raaaid, Afrika is not part of the Western Front. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

djetz
03-09-2006, 08:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
But FYI, raaaid, Afrika is not part of the Western Front. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe not in your matrix. I suspect at least one of raaaid's matrices has a more fluid geography than the one you're familiar with.

And I'd like to thank you for giving me the chance to use the plural of "matrix" - you'd be surprised how rarely that crops up in conversation.

I know the plurals of many other interesting words, too. For instance, the plural of cactus is: cactuses. It isn't "cacti" which is cod-Latin used by people who think they're smart but really aren't. Ditto "hippopotami" and other excrescences.

Hippopotamuses are from Africa. I wonder if they'll be in Battle of Britain?

Rebel_Yell_21
03-09-2006, 09:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by djetz:
Hippopotamuses are from Africa. I wonder if they'll be in Battle of Britain? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/media/xmjqXf6dVvKa.jpg
http://ewenbell.com/digital/werribee-zoo-residents/6047-hippopotamus.jpg

Hmm....

djetz
03-09-2006, 09:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rebel_Yell_21:

http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/media/xmjqXf6dVvKa.jpg
http://ewenbell.com/digital/werribee-zoo-residents/6047-hippopotamus.jpg

Hmm.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh now that's just cruel.

And funny http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG52Karaya-X
03-09-2006, 09:28 AM
How dare you compare a hippopotamus with Winston Churchill?



The poor animal... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

jarink
03-09-2006, 10:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by raaaid:
i think it should be inluded being part of the western front

id really like to fly in afrika </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

African swallows are NON-MIGRATORY!!!!
http://home.grics.net/jrink/Python.jpg

elphifou
03-09-2006, 06:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by djetz:

And I'd like to thank you for giving me the chance to use the plural of "matrix" - you'd be surprised how rarely that crops up in conversation.

I know the plurals of many other interesting words, too. For instance, the plural of cactus is: cactuses. It isn't "cacti" which is cod-Latin used by people who think they're smart but really aren't. Ditto "hippopotami" and other excrescences. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, IMO you're both right and wrong in your comment. Both "cactuses" and "cacti" are accepted plurals for "cactus". However, it's true that "cactuses" is a more common, modern and popular form than "cacti" which would sound rather formal outside the scientific context.
But that doesn't mean that "cacti" is cod-latin as you put it. "Cacti" is the original Latin plural form for cactus. Same phenomenon (!) can be observed with (etym. italian) solo --&gt; solos/soli... or (etym. greek) phenomenon --&gt; phenomenons/phenomena.

It's common usage which commands language evolution in the "end", not grammarians' prescriptive decisions. But by the time the inflections of a word have completely change, they generally go through a temporary phase during which several forms can be accepted as neither has been completely abandoned.

In any case, and although I'm not questioning your knowledge in this area, it's never a challenge to know the proper plural(s) or spelling(s) of a given word when writing. Just take your dictionary off the shelf and there you go.

regards

Praetorian_Elite
03-09-2006, 09:17 PM
maybe we'll get to fly on the moon also http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

djetz
03-10-2006, 06:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by elphifou:
In any case, and although I'm not questioning your knowledge in this area, it's never a challenge to know the proper plural(s) or spelling(s) of a given word when writing. Just take your dictionary off the shelf and there you go.

regards </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In American dictionaries, I have no doubt that all kinds of things are regarded as acceptable. I suspect that the whole "cacti" thing was invented by an American who knew a little Latin but not as much as he thought he did. And didn't cotton on to the fact that loan words in English are English and should therefore follow English usage. "Cacti" might well be perfectly good Latin, but it isn't English! It might well be American, but that's not of any great importance to me, since I try to write good English.

Hippopotamus, for instance, is a Greek word, and if you want to get technical about it, the plural should be hippopotames with the last syllable pronounced "eez" - however, since we're writing English, and the word hippopotamus is part of standard English, a loan word from Greek, we use the standard English plural form for words that end in "s". And that, of course, means we add an "es" to the end of it. One hippopotamus, two hippopotamuses.

I don't have to look it up, since I understand how plurals work in the english language and that's good enough for me. As for what Americans consider "acceptable usage" - yeah, whatever.

I do know a little about how Latin works, and a little about Greek, which is how I know that the correct plural of "matrix" is "matrices". The English usage "matrixes" is also perfectly right, but "matrices" sounds better to me. And "matri" is wrong on every level.

Still, we're online, and as long as people don't put a freaking apostrope before the "s" I'm perfectly fine with any usage. But I reserve the right to frown at Americans for butchering a perfectly good language by putting their mistakes in a dictionary and claiming that makes them correct.

Philipscdrw
03-10-2006, 06:47 AM
This thread has gone terribly off-topic in the best possible way.

wy du we neid 2 spel neway. wryting badly is stil legibl.