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BLU3 M0UNTA1N5
Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:38:46 PM

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What is the plural of crisis?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:45:26 PM

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crises

You could quite easily check these kind of things in TFD or Google.
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:36:17 AM

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Words ending in -is often have the plural -es.

They are from Latin third declension nouns which are from Greek..
Although many nouns from Latin have lost their Latin plurals, the -is words tend to have kept them, probably because it sounded silly to say "crisisses".

So the plural is -es with a long ee sound.
Eg a few common ones:

Crisis - crises
Ellipsis - ellipses
Analysis - analyses
Diagnosis - diagnoses
Thesis - theses (hypothesis- hypotheses)
Basis - bases ("bayseez", so it is pronounced differently from base - bases)
Oasis - oases
Axis - axes ("axeez" so not like ax - axes)




Just be grateful all the other case endings and adjectival agreement are lost!
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