Irregular plural

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An irregular plural is a plural that is irregular. These may be irregular for a variety of reasons, listed below.

Morphology[edit]

Morphological analysis yields the following categories:

Semantics[edit]

Semantic analysis gives categories of irregular plurals.

People set
  • child-children
  • man - men
  • person - people
  • wife - wives
  • woman - women
Animal set
  • ?cattle - cattle
  • deer - deer
  • fish - fish
  • goose - geese
  • louse - lice
  • moose - moose
  • mouse - mice
  • ox - oxen
  • sheep - sheep
  • wolf - wolves
Body parts set
  • foot - feet
  • hoof - hooves
  • tooth - teeth
Fairly common everyday objects set
  • (computer) mouse - (computer) mice
  • loaf - loaves
  • knife - knives
  • scarf - scarves
  • shelf - shelves
Miscellaneous set
  • elf - elves
  • dwarf - dwarves
  • life - lives