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A '''vestigial plural''' is an [[irregular plural]] that exists because it is a [[vestige]] of an [[ancestral language]].  In [[English]], there are two types of these [[stem-changing plural]]s, e.g. foot-feet, and [[weak noun plural]]s, e.g. child-children.
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A '''vestigial plural''' is an [[irregular plural]] that exists because it is a [[vestige]] of an [[ancestral language]].  In [[English]], there are two types of these, both derived from [[Old English]]; [[stem-changing plural]]s, e.g. foot-feet, and [[weak noun plural]]s, e.g. child-children.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:19, 15 November 2019

A vestigial plural is an irregular plural that exists because it is a vestige of an ancestral language. In English, there are two types of these, both derived from Old English; stem-changing plurals, e.g. foot-feet, and weak noun plurals, e.g. child-children.